A Writer’s Notebook: photo story

Long-time readers: by now, you should know the drill. Here’s a photo. Below there’s a draft of something. And then I explain it all. Outside, on the driveway, the dozen black garbage bags stacked up against the siding are beginning to stink. Inside, the bleach is reacting with the glue in the particle board andContinue reading “A Writer’s Notebook: photo story”

A Writer’s Notebook: response to Junichiro Tanizaki’s “In Praise of Shadows”

This is an old crib from a class assignment. I was in grad school taking a creative nonfiction workshop (which, this fall, I will be teaching myself, so hey, progress!), and I’d missed a day. (I forget why.) To make up for the missed class discussion, I had to write this response to an essay,Continue reading “A Writer’s Notebook: response to Junichiro Tanizaki’s “In Praise of Shadows””

A Writer’s Notebook: crayons

A couple of weeks ago, I was at the campus of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where, in the lobby, I found a pile of crayons on a table. I don’t know why. It’s a college of art — why wouldn’t there be crayons just lying around? Anyway, I sorted through them — weirdContinue reading “A Writer’s Notebook: crayons”