Entries Categorized as 'my latest man-crush'


July 22, 2011

I was called to Jury duty on July 11th and made it on to a trial. I’m off from work so it really wasn‘t didn’t seem like a big deal but we’re now heading into our 3rd week, beginning deliberations. I can’t talk about the trial/case, or give details (I’ve been sworn!) but suffice it […]

Finding My Tribe

June 14, 2011

The NewYorker Summer Fiction Issue has arrived but so far I’ve only read the non-fiction parts of it. There are new fictions from George Saunders and Jeffrey Eugenides (two of my absolute faves) and Lauren Groff (I still need to read her book, The Monsters of Templeton). Again, I love these writers, but I thought […]

Sal Mineo

April 11, 2011

I’ve been wanting to post more about my recent fascination with Zines and about how I’d like to produce some in the near future. Here’s a cool Zine I found online a couple of months ago and then it took me a while to order it and now it’s finally come! The publisher is Elk […]

Gold Everywhere

March 22, 2011

Here are some quick updates of this past week. Finished Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff. I loved the information about Egypt and Cleo and Mark Antony, but I was missing dialogue (the book is serious nonfiction). Still, Schiff impressed me with her knowledge and Cleo impressed me with her sheer tenacity. My office at home is […]

I was published in Entertainment Weekly!

March 10, 2011

Ok, that’s a little misleading…a couple of weeks ago I had a letter to the editor published in the print edition Entertainment Weekly, but hey, it’s a publication, right? A few people emailed me to say they had seen it. Click below to see/read it. Rob in EW My letter was regarding a fantastic review […]

..all of these books?

January 30, 2011

A few weeks ago LA Times book critic David L. Ulin gave a talk at San Diego Writers, Ink (at their venue, that is– The Ink Spot) and he was fantastic. He was in conversation with San Diego’s Arthur Salm, who is also pretty great. (by the by, Mr. Ulin is also quite the Silver […]


December 29, 2010

So I’ve decided to read Cleopatra: A Life, a biography of the queen of eyeliner (of the Nile, I mean) by Stacy Schiff before I read the other book.  Ted’s aunt gave it to me for Christmas and I’m very excited about it. I was obsessed with Egypt as a kid. This was during the […]

Peter Orlovsky, 1933-2010

May 31, 2010

Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg 1956 My favorite postcard of all time.I think I bought it when I was about eighteen or nineteen, as a sensitive young gayboy in San Diego. Peter Orlovsky (on the right) was incredibly beautiful and also a writer, but definitely inspired some incredible poems by Ginsberg, his partner of 30 […]

“I’m only interested in surviving the draft”– Ron Carlson

April 27, 2010

It’s been over a week, sorry, since my last post. Lots going on– school is coming to a close– I finish teaching the last week of May. I cannot wait. I’ve rented an office with a co-worker of mine–it’s beautiful, pics to come! So I plan on spending my summer writing–especially since I have literally […]

A Sudden Country

March 29, 2010

Reading the book A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher; she’s one of the featured writers at Fishtrap, where I won a fellowship for July so I thought I’d better read her book. It’s won or been nominated for a slew of awards and it turns out I remember this book being reviewed in Entertainment Weekly […]