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As you can see, I have almost completely given up blogging. The reason is simple: I loved blogging so much that I almost stopped working on my books, because books require long patience, private discipline, and a willingness to operate in great imaginative spaces. Blogging, on the other hand, is immediate, addictive, and intoxicating. It’s a contact sport. The way I practiced it was almost more essay and commentary than traditional blogging, and I think I was very good at it.
I have put the old archives up because they show my thinking at its most unmediated. They also show me responding to events in the world and my life – Katrina, the political events of the last decade, the untimely death of a dog, my writing, and a host of lesser and greater issues. They are a documenting of the times.
Read a few. See how they strike you. Perhaps you will find yourself among those readers who wish I would give up writing books and go back to blogging. Perhaps you will be among those who are relieved that I don’t.
Either way, thanks for engaging in this bit of literary spelunking.
I am usually pretty derelict about posting my public appearances. So here is some advance notice of two events. PDF.
Regarding the injunction against the pipeline, I don’t wish to throw cold water on what is obviously a great (though
I have been watching the pipeline protests with dismay. Can there be a more stark example of the conflict between
Someone recently sent me this blog entry I had written about 1o years ago. I had forgotten it completely. But
There are people you meet in life -- and they are not many -- who have an air of true
Now here's one of the true joys of the writing life, and one of my proudest quiet moments. The audio
I just received this in my in-box. Being compared to Easy Rider is no small compliment. I think this little
We are still ironing out the details, but I have made arrangements with the South Dakota Festival of the Book
Not much to say here, except to reprint my facebook post: The film of Neither Wolf nor Dog premiered to
Well, folks, here it is: 45 votes for "Echoes of Forgotten Voices" and 75 votes for "Whispers of Forgotten Voices."
The polls close at midnight on the voting between "Echoes of Forgotten Voices" and "Whispers of Forgotten Voices" as the
Over the years many of you have asked, "What ever happened to A Haunting Reverence? It was my favorite book
As the Washington Post puts out its utterly bizarre, incomprehensible, and shamelessly self serving poll saying that 9 out of
Back in February I posted a letter I wrote to the inmates of a South Dakota women's prison who were
Amid all the political news filling the airwaves and print pages, a tragic and little known story has been unfolding
Larry Long and I will be doing a unique concert/reading at the Carondelet Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Friday,
I recently posted a letter I wrote to the inmates in a woman's prison in South Dakota in response to
I recently received an email from a woman who runs a book club at a South Dakota women's prison. She
Snow in Portland, a strange and wondrous thing. I have been two years in a city now after 25 in
I just received an interesting email from a man with whom I've done some corresponding. It has to do with