On Perfection, Intention, and Opposition
But, honey, that is who I am. What else can I say?
The Psychopathology of Free Writing
“Does right always start off right?”
On Wallowing, Executive Dysfunction, & Other Mishigas
"I am not a sick man. I am not a spiteful man. I am not an unpleasant man. My liver, as far as I know, is in excellent health."
Abe the Cat, Kafka, Johnny Cash, My Father, etc.
“I become passive, overwhelmed, immobilized. I elude myself, my purpose defeated.”
On Writing (Or Not) One Day At a Time
“The gist of the story is that if, and who can argue with this, a writer is “one who writes,” then I was barely one.
This, That, & Other Things
“There are connections to be made here. Meaning is where you make it.”
Creative Process & Redemptive Possibilities
“I do not, for the life of me, know how to become who I want to be. I can’t get there from here.”