"...a beauty like the beauty of the first morning." Gal Crump, 1929-2014

A Muse

My first bowl of alphabet soup was placed before me as a young child. But instead of eating it, I stirred in it for some time, trying to get the letters to come together as words.  My lunch became cold.  There were too many A’s and T’s and S’s.  You can’t create words with such […]

When Readers Return

Publishing other people has been a twenty-plus-year avocation. Along the way, McFarland published my baseball memoir, Bushville, and I had the fundamental joy of holding my book for the first time. Since then, I’ve published others, not myself, because I get a real rush in the repeated engagement with others’ work—in all the thousands of […]