Category Archives: Interview

On Creative Contingency

Home stretch, people. Home stretch. I have committed to sending a “completed” manuscript, whatever that means, to an editor friend, on September 20th. That’s 84 days from now and yes, I’m counting. Having set a hard deadline I find myself constantly besieged by anxiety, an amped-up version of the sense that’s attended almost every single […]

Just a Little Bit of History Repeating

Through the window I can see the National Guardsmen, standing with their rifles next to a bright yellow forsythia bush that has just come into bloom. Every now and again helicopters pass by overhead, but since it’s already pretty windy today, the most noticeable thing about their transit is the noise. I’m in Watertown, Mass., […]