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Hawk in the City

Jill and I were startled Sunday morning when, lounging in our library, we spied a big hawk perched in the...

AWP in Chicago

I’m the president of AWP, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Every year we bring our members together...


I fell on Saturday. Down the porch stairs, about six feet, face first. I was gripping an antique kitchen...

Shark Attack!

A friend of mine who travels the world left me a phone message the other day to announce that he...