spring updates

To say that it’s been a strange spring is the understatement of the year. This is the eighth week I’ve been outside of my usual classrooms and inside a virtual one, and that’s done now, too; the only thing left in the semester is the grading. And then it’ll be so long to that for … More spring updates

day three

In the more challenging circumstances of Gourmet Makes, Saffitz experiences a culinary dark night of the soul, somewhere around day three. It’s common enough now that day three itself has become kind of a meme, and it’s a pretty useful one, frankly, for the days when everything goes wrong. When both the things you thought you knew how to do and were good at and the things you’re just trying to grasp go horribly, wretchedly wrong, and you’re not even quite sure why. … More day three

recent(ish) publications

It’s been a minute since I updated. Here’s some recent publishing news: My essay “The Sum of Our Doing,” which is about the Camino de Santiago, identity, tragedy, and competition (among other things), appears in Bodies Built for Game: The Prairie Schooner Anthology of Contemporary Sports Writing, edited by Natalie Diaz and Hannah Ensor, due … More recent(ish) publications