Monthly Archives: November 2008

Reports of my death…

…have been greatly exaggerated. My last name is unusual and has been a mixed blessing. It’s rather funny sounding and I got teased about it when I was a child, but it’s also memorable, so it’s probably a good thing … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Saratoga

Every July for the past three years I have spent two weeks at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, attending the New York State Summer Writers Institute. For me, it’s two weeks spent as far away from my normal life … Continue reading

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Antietam National Battlefield

In spring of 2006 I was attempting a rewrite of a twenty-three year old story about a teacher at a prep school in upstate New York. The original story was awful, but there was something about the characters and their … Continue reading

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