Don't judge me for starting off with Ernest Hemingway. Also: Jack Kerouac, Robertson Davies, E.L. Doctorow, John Dos Passos, Ethan Canin, Janet Malcolm, Paul Auster, Haruki Murakami, Victor Hugo, Henry James, John McPhee.
I don't know that I've ever read a book as good as E.L. Doctorow's RAGTIME, or that I ever will. Some other books that I admire: Dos Passos' U.S.A., Jack Kerouac's BIG SUR, Walt Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS, Henry James' THE AMERICAN, Jack London's MARTIN EDEN and Murakami's memoir WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING.
Yeah, I finally made my way and am dipping the old toe in ...
Thanks for commenting on "Mixtape". Music is in a lot of my stories. I'm thinking it's the same for you? Glad we've met.
Fred, thanks for commenting on "miranda". As I said in my reply, I love the connection you made.
Thanks so much for your nice words on "Sunshine Loop"!
Hi Fred, Thanks for commenting on "Maine," and thanks for the star! Much appreciated. Maine's a long way from Alabama. Have you spent much time there?
thanks for the invite Fred! Glad to be here.
fred thank you for your comment on "cahiers". i also love your blog! we share a fascination for header images. i did what you did on my blog a while back and after having collected 150 headers or so i got tired and now i'm simply using all of them (rotating headers)...i added yours to the blogroll of <a href="http://marcusspeh.com">nothing to flawnt</a>. cheers, mate.
Hi Fred! Thanks to Jane, here I am. Now tell me, what do I do?
Hi Fred! Let's change that "no stories written," yeah?