Finding Voice

Don't just stand there. Let's get to it. Strike a pose. There's nothing to it. Copy—steal—abscond with striking characters you read out of magazines and newspapers. Vogue, for instance. Or that loud opinionated guy sitting behind you on the bus. Or that lisping girl working the register at Walmart who won't bother to smile, not even … Continue reading Finding Voice

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More Than a Book Review: Reclaiming Epicurus…and Random Encounters at the Bus Stop…and Delightful Epicurean Feasts

I met Luke Slattery by chance in Catania, Sicily, just outside the airport. Being Sicily, buses were running late, and we were anxious and tired. Luke asked if we knew which bus to take to get to Siracusa. Apparently we didn’t look as lost as we were. Even though he had just come off a … Continue reading More Than a Book Review: Reclaiming Epicurus…and Random Encounters at the Bus Stop…and Delightful Epicurean Feasts