Category Archives: Pop Culture

Shilo when I was young

I remember walking home filthy and wrung out from a day fully lived. I was maybe five, the evening perhaps seven. It was magic hour, the light fading and everything softened and aglow. I walked by the front of the … Continue reading

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On Staring as Vocation

I’ve got a new essay up at The Samizdat. Today I’m looking at two great underappreciated films and using them to discuss solitude and observation in the life of the writer. Come on over and check it out.

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A Conversation with Andrew Himes

In early May I read and reviewed Andrew Himes‘ excellent new book The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family. Andrew is┬áthe grandson of John R. Rice, a prominent leader within the Fundamentalist movement until … Continue reading

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