writing

Cats, Key West, and Ernest Hemingway

November 13, 2017 // 6 Comments

Fred Astaire, Winston Churchill, Lauren Bacall, and Howard Hughes pop out from basement grates, stroll through shrubs, and pose for guests visiting a certain Spanish Colonial home in Key West. Who are they? The Hemingway cats, all descended from Ernest's original tomcat, Snowball, who had six-toed paws. [...]

It’s Summer!

June 2, 2017 // 18 Comments

Remember how you felt the first day after school was over? You were free. Free to do so many wonderful things. This summer I’m taking class with Steve MARTIN! [...]

Of Paper and Books and Ink

May 28, 2016 // 22 Comments

In an age where everything is increasingly digital, why do we love paper so? It’s the delicate scrollwork of a printed design. The fragrance of a leather book. The way [...]

To Miss New Orleans

February 25, 2016 // 28 Comments

The city winds in and out of my consciousness, a strong part of who I am. I know the map of the French Quarter like the palm of my hand. I should. A master taught me. Clint [...]

Love in the Afternoon

October 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

I found myself sleepy to the point of no concentration. The words on the page kept running together, and the thought of another cup of coffee was appealing. I left the La [...]