Richard Hugo House

Chasing Epiphany

Each year, I cobble together an educational program that serves as my DIYMFA. Usually, this means a residency, classes at …

Houses and Bridges

It’s been more than a year since I’ve been able to take a writing class. That’s why I felt a sort of …

Brevity & Obsession

Last week, in response to a writing prompt from a recent Hugo House class, I wrote a short essay on the …

Economy

At the end of my junior year at university, I acknowledged two facts whose existence I had struggled to shrug …

Sabrack’s Rules to Live By

This spring has become an informal lesson on the craft of writing, thanks to several books including Bird by Bird …

It’s a Walk

After watching the entire first season in an evening, I tweeted, “What scares me is how accurately Portlandia describes life …

Dis-covery

My blog is not intended to be confessional. I share thoughts, musings, stories from the road… but it’s not a …

Have and Have-Not

A couple of weeks ago, I attended the first installment of the Hugo House Literary Series, one of four events …