Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gender and Spirituality

I posted the final essay in my nonfiction section... it is, oddly enough, the one I wrote the longest ago (all the way back in 2002) and concerns the interplay between faith and gender in my life. Check it out via the link above. With that section of my blog wrapped up, I will move on to writing more about the process of creating my first novel, finding an agent for it, and then getting it published. So look for those posts to start soon! As always... comments are welcome!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Learning Italian...

I've added another essay -- this one published back in late 2008 -- from my Harvard years.  Involving my wonderful Italian teacher, Gloria, who figures into some of my favorite stories from freshman year, the essay looks at trying to measure up to the standard expectations of masculinity.  It was originally published in Flashquake, republished in HBOMB (thanks to a former student of mine from when I taught in Naples, Florida), and I have made a copy available here on the site.  Check it out via the nonfiction link above... and let me know what you think!