The Maven

One more time. ***** Why? Because--A friend, calling to confirm David and I would meet her and her husband the next day for the Edgar Allan Poe exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center, reported her house was being leveled for the second time in three years: "There are thirteen men under my house." I hooked … Continue reading The Maven

Edgar Allan Poe and Me: A Questionable Partnership or, The Maven

Why? Because--A friend, calling to confirm David and I would meet her and her husband the next day at the Harry Ransom for the Edgar Allan Poe exhibit, reported her house was being leveled for the second time in three years. "There are thirteen men under my house." I hooked up Edgar Allan Poe with … Continue reading Edgar Allan Poe and Me: A Questionable Partnership or, The Maven

The Maven

Once upon a time, a few days before Halloween, my friend ME called and said, “There are thirteen men under my house. They’re leveling it. For the second time in five years.” Then she invited David and me to go with her and her husband to see the Edgar Allan Poe exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center, … Continue reading The Maven

The Maven

Once upon a time, a few days before Halloween, my friend EM called and said, "There are thirteen men under my house. They're leveling it. For the second time in five years." She then asked whether David and I would go with her and her husband to see the Edgar Allan Poe exhibit at the … Continue reading The Maven

The Formula

Should I or shouldn't I? Tell, that is. Experts advise against it. When you tell people you're writing a novel, they reply. "You still haven't finished that thing?" "Why is it taking so long?" "How much longer are you going to have to work on it?" "You need to just get busy and write it." … Continue reading The Formula