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I hope Ursula K. Le Guin’s paradise is a kind of library

24 January 2018

I want to share some memories about one of the  nights of my life, when I met and shared a meal with one of my heroes, Ursula K. Le Guin. I’m not even going to try to be...

A Coupla Thoughts in the Time of Trump

3 May 2017

Hi.  Just checking in with you all. It’s been a while. I wonder if you’re having a rough time, too. Have you, like me, had a tiny little festering ball of worry in...

My New Year’s Resolutions (May Contain Trump)

1 January 2017

Sorry, this is going to be really self-indulgent. I mean, who fills up a blog with their New Year’s resolutions as though anybody cares? Resolutions: Stop apologizing for being...

I am George III, Know You Not That?: On Trump, Hamilton, and Shakespeare

20 November 2016

Theater is a distillation, not a distraction. Like most of America, I have a lot of thoughts about the statement Brandon Victor Dixon read to Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence after the...