a brief photo essay from cuttyhunk island

From June 2-9, I attended a writing residency on Cuttyhunk Island. What follows are a few images that attempt to capture the place, which was magical and enticing to someone who’s lived a land-locked life to this point. Margot Livesey’s The Hidden Machinery, a collection of essays on writing craft, will be released on July 4, and I … More a brief photo essay from cuttyhunk island

Pennsylvania rocks

Last weekend, I did a nine-mile hike that included parts of the Appalachian Trail. The notable landmarks on that section are The Pinnacle and Pulpit Rock, and you can see one from the other. In the image below, the upper-most white fleck on the central peak is The Pinnacle, which I could see, but when … More Pennsylvania rocks

give me stitches

I have the luxury of being able to write this from the sweatpants-clad comfort of fall break. For two days, students are (theoretically) able to study and prepare for the mid-term onslaught, and professors are (theoretically) able to grade and prepare for the same. I’ve been doing my part, trundling pretty happily through English literature … More give me stitches