Monthly Archives: November 2014

The List ( from 2012)

I took a shot at blogging back in 2012, failing miserably and immediately.  If there were multiple posts, and I don’t think there were, then they’re gone.  All that’s left is this, a list of books and novellas I read … Continue reading

post | Comments Off November 18, 2014

Montana, Memory, and Breaking Waves

I found this—no surprise—in a folder titled “miscellaneous.”  Just a random gathering of Word files, most of them unfinished bits of personal essays.  Most of them entirely forgotten—and for good reason, since they were lousy. I remember writing this, though.  … Continue reading

post | Comments Off November 13, 2014

Kairotic Palaver

In ancient Greek, “kairos” meant “fitness for the occasion.” The Sophists, rhapsodes, and other teachers of discourse understood that for a work to be successful, it had to be kairotic, had to meet the audience in the moment. “Palaver” means … Continue reading

post | Comments Off November 6, 2014