What Fear Does

I sit in my lounge chair, reading, thinking, watching. Always watching. My kids. Your kids. All the kids at the pool. We have lifeguards, good lifeguards, but still, I pay attention. I get nervous. Kids slip. They horse around. They make dumb decisions. And sometimes, accidents happen. The diving board […]

Truth in the Dirt 3

We flew toward the pulsing skyline of Chicago, which danced in the distance like a giant, realized dream. Voices spun stories. We talked about how we approached the page, how book proposals were stupid and how guidelines can be so crippling. We laughed about the Oklahoma bumpkins gazing up at […]