“It is dangerous and illegal to walk on the highway.”
—Quote from the Michigan driver’s ed manual 
I grew up in Detroit, Motor City, and so my delight in carless transportation has always seemed a bit perverse. But anybody who is a writer knows the feeling. What we do might not be dangerous or illegal, but it can sometimes look a little crazy from the outside.
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Josh Weil

From The New Valley by Josh Weil I can’t resist quoting a short and delightful character sketch of Deb from The New Valley. It’s hard to give people like Deb, who may not think of themselves as fascinating individuals, the spotlight. Josh Weil does it brilliantly, and I remind myself of this passage when I’m having a hard time nailing a character: “She was wearing a teal sweatshirt with two pink...

Frank O’Hara

I read this poem when I need a pep talk. A little bit of sun for any gray creative day. A True Account Of Talking To The Sun At Fire Island by Frank O’Hara The Sun woke me this morning loud and clear, saying “Hey! I’ve been trying to wake you up for fifteen minutes.  Don’t be so rude, you are only the second poet I’ve ever chosen to speak to personally so why aren’t you more...

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