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Video: live interview

This is about a 24 minute video of me answering moderator Amy Danzer’s questions following my reading at The Looking Glass Bookstore in Oak Park, Illinois on February 18, 2016. Yes! That gorgeous bookstore in the background is right here where I live. It’s worth visiting just to see the decor (and to  buy a bunch of books, obviously).

In this video, I answer questions about why I’d want to write a literary fugue, what place setting plays in my writing, how art helps with trauma, and what audience I had in mind while writing.

Enjoy, and do share.

Also, be sure to check out my fledgling YouTube channel. It’s sure to grow as I gather more videos.


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Winning the Stanley Cup

People don’t understand what it takes to win the Stanley Cup. However, I do, and I need to start taking some credit here and giving credit where it’s due. I wore my lucky shirt today, something I forgot to do during Game 3, and I did not shower or change my underwear. I also found the socks I was wearing during Game 5 of the second round (they were in the hamper) when the Blackhawks turned the entire series around. So a lot of this has to do with me.

Kudos to all the other Blackhawks’ fans out there who pulled their fucking weight by keeping their underwear out of the wash, wearing their lucky shirts/jerseys and avoiding showers. We achieved the necessary critical mass, the necessary collective energy to get over these LA skimp-swags. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be that guy in LA who put on his crusty drawers only to learn that his neighbor had taken a shower. What an asshole.

Go Blackhawks. Original 6 match-up in the finals.