Karen Thompson Walker at the Writer’s Center

Karen Thompson Walker at the Writer’s Center Karen Thompson Parker An announcement / invitation from the Bethesda, Maryland Writer’s Center: Visiting novelist Karen Thompson Walker, who is the third recipient of The McLaughlin-Esstman Stearns First Novel Prize, will be reading 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 16 at The Writer’s Center. The reading will be followed by a reception... Read more »
October 23, 2014

In Which I Review the Review in RALPH

In Which I Review the Review in RALPH Francisco I. Madero My latest is one very strange book— or rather, two strange books for the price of one with —bonus!— the painting of “Gerbara and Eye” by Kelley Vandiver. Of late, I’ve been getting extreme reactions (though none hostile, yet, which is funny, because, come on you fundamentalists and conspiracy mongers,... Read more »
October 22, 2014

Cyberflanerie: Sarah Zalan’s Photoblog, Music Theory, Brown Bears, Mecca, and You Are Not Late

Cyberflanerie: Sarah Zalan’s Photoblog, Music Theory, Brown Bears, Mecca, and You Are Not Late Sarah Zalan’s glorious photoblog, “One” Coursera’s Fundamentals of Music TheoryPuffer Fish “Crop Circles”More geewhiz animal stuff: Brown Bears at Brooks Falls, AlaskaGeewhiz people stuff: Aerial ropeways for cargo transportSkip Atwater says he didn’t make goats fall over (podcast)Cosmic Flowers Unfolding by Ben RidgewayRetired Nomad’s Requiem for a CastleThe Destruction of MeccaKevin Kelly says,... Read more »
October 20, 2014

Writers Tool: StandStand the Portable Standing Desk

Writers Tool: StandStand the Portable Standing Desk Hat tip to Swiss Miss: I am so psyched to learn about this Kickstarter project, the StandStand portable standing desk, because it looks like exactly what I need– but at a fraction of the cost offered elsewhere. Plus, it’s portable. I ordered the bamboo model, and fingers crossed, I’ll be... Read more »
October 16, 2014

Ceci n’est ce pas une Newsletter October 2014

Ceci n’est ce pas une Newsletter October 2014 Just sent out my October 2014 newsletter, chock full of book news, the best from the blogs, the news about the Texas Book Festival, and more. Read it here. My one day only workshop on Literary Travel Writing will be this Saturday October 11 at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD The Writer’s... Read more »
October 8, 2014

Lonn Taylor’s Texas People, Texas Places

Lonn Taylor’s Texas People, Texas Places Ever since I first came upon Lonn Taylor’s column for the Big Bend Sentinel, “The Rambling Boy,” I’ve been a big fan. I devoured his collection of columns, Texas, My Texas: Musings of the Rambling Boy— and added it to my list of top 10 books read in 2012. My mini-review:... Read more »
October 7, 2014

The All New Workshop Page: For Creative Writers

The All New Workshop Page: For Creative Writers Ye olde home page, www.cmmayo.com, which got started back in the Paleolithic, I mean, the summer of 1999, has been undergoing some super seismic shifts, one of which is a re-do of the Workshop page. It even has a new name: For Creative Writers. This is a page that I... Read more »
October 1, 2014