Monthly Archives: September 2015

First Draft of a Speech

So… apparently I have been awarded the Booker Worthen Literary Prize, one of Arkansas’s top such awards, which fact strikes me somewhat oddly, given that the book of mine being awarded is one of those obscenely priced scholarly monographs. Usually, the awards ceremony includes some reading or speech, and since it’s not exactly like much […]


This morning, I had my first run. Running has long been one of those activities I have avoided and eschewed, a rather silly and potentially injurious form of exercise that takes the individual across the landscape at far too slow a pace to be interesting. Much more respectable is the fleetness of the bicycle, which […]