Literary Man
  • Snapshots: Nashville, TN to Denver, CO We’ve officially made it to the West, but before we talk about the emotion of crossing the Continental Divide, we first want to share some snapshots of all we’ve seen between Nashville and Denver. We’ll get to the soul opening heart songs of last night and today soon. We left Nashville and followed the GPS […] 0 Comments August 3, 2018
  • Nashville, We Love You In another life, Steve and I would have been Nashvillians. It is all energy and neon light, full of people with ambition, hope, and passion. We love it- for the drive of it’s locals as well as for countless other reasons. Yesterday we rolled in to Nashville and simultaneously had a blast from the past […] 0 Comments July 30, 2018
  • A Lovely Stay in Guntersville, Alabama Fireflies, barbeque, muddy water swimming, and all the family from far and wide, we journey onward from the small town where we married in our youth and head north to Nashville where we met nearly 18 years ago. 0 Comments July 29, 2018
  • A District Fly By… We drove into the District of Columbia in the dark, in the rain. It was late. Our kids were passed out in their car seats. We got off the highway at our old exit and headed to our friend’s house situated right smack in the middle of Capitol Hill. Our friend was up waiting for […] 0 Comments July 26, 2018
  • Hello, Beloved City Hello, dear city. Hello, dear coast. Ten years ago we were in New York, the city. Living & breathing the awesome. Going back with strollers & fussy kiddos during a rainy steamy summer day was a huge shot of reality, but it was soul food to be back none the less. We drove in late, got […] 0 Comments July 26, 2018
  • Goodbye, Sweet Vermont Ladies, gents. It feels absolutely invigorating to be back at The Literary Man writing to y’all as we begin our journey westward to make a new home in Steve’s native Portland. We’ll be detailing our family cross-country driving extravaganza here over the coming weeks. The good moments, the tricky moments, and everything in between. But first, […] 0 Comments July 25, 2018
  • The Only Book I’d Save in a Fire I don’t know why. Call me crazy, but it’s the only physical book I return to, time and again and again, and find new truth and comic darkness and wisdom about the endless permutations of style. And it was style, I believe, that drew me back into the book so many times at first, the repeated feeling […] 0 Comments July 19, 2018
  • On Rereading John Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS I first read John Green’s mesmerizing, beloved novel THE FAULT IN OUR STARS three years ago: I read it in a single three hour sitting, laughed harder than I have ever laughed at a novel, and felt the most intense “feely feels” towards the ends since the first time I read ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF […] 0 Comments June 19, 2018
  • T.S. Eliot Proves Your High School English Teacher Wrong On the eve of another face-freezing snowstorm, we literarians on the East Coast have nothing better to do than argue the merits of a rye versus bourbon Manhattan (trying one of each, probably, to know which tastes better), and revel in the lovely letters of T.S. Eliot, particularly a passage in which he modestly compares […] 0 Comments January 3, 2018
  • Top Three Favorite Novels Read in 2017 This is a succinct account of the three best novels–or I should say the novels I enjoyed the most–that I happened to read in the 2017 calendar year. Many reviews about all three of them may no doubt provide layered context for their greatness, and so I will just share the ones I liked and […] 0 Comments December 8, 2017