My masseur, introduced to me as Vladimir, was approximately 5 cubits wide and 3 cubits tall. The “luxury spa room” – as promised by the broken English chalkboard at the pay desk – was actually a small office-like chamber with a coatrack, a long table, and windows that looked across a wide boulevard. I could […]
Thanks and kudos to Kustom Creative Los Angeles for the best book cover ever, starring the most feral chicken around! Maybe it’s just me, but if you squint at the image, the film cans and the chicken look like a rock pile at Joshua Tree Park during magic time. Which is sort of what the […]
One of the things I love to do when I travel is to get a massage. Popular wisdom says that eating local food is a great way to understand a culture and its people, but for me, taking off my clothes and having foreign hands touch my skin promotes a different kind of understanding. I […]
My story “Call It A Hat” is included in Stephen Soucy’s beautiful new anthology Art from Art. Here’s the color plate that goes along with my story in the hard cover, plus the cover of the paper back. The matte paper feels like suede — it’s so cool. I’ve heard rumors there may be readings […]
The Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist Medal is gangsta awesome!.
I was reading a two-page essay that she wrote when we were in college together. I recognized her triangulated printing, the way she shaped her phrases and posed her daggered, devastating hypothesis. I then read some notes that someone had given her on the piece, followed by my critique of those notes. I can’t remember […]