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Bourbon and Milk: Here Is the Essay, Now Where Is the Child?

“Where do you get so much energy?” I asked my daughter recently, the age-old parenting question.

She was running around like on any other day while I sprawled supine on the floor. Not because I had any unusual reason to be tired. I was tired because that is the state I have been in for the last four years.

“From my heart,” she said, twirling her silver wand and turning things into frogs.

This was good enough to tweet. I rolled myself off the floor and decided to tweet it.

“And I ate a lot,” she added after some thought. She took my hand and led me to her dollhouse. “You’re just lying on the floor and doing your iPhone,” she said. […]

'Frogs_and_Dragonfly'_(Kaeru_to_tonbo)_by_Takeuchi_Seiho

Bourbon and Milk: Here Is the Essay, Now Where Is the Child?

“Where do you get so much energy?” I asked my daughter recently, the age-old parenting question.

She was running around like on any other day while I sprawled supine on the floor. Not because I had any unusual reason to be tired. I was tired because that is the state I have been in for the last four years.

“From my heart,” she said, twirling her silver wand and turning things into frogs.

This was good enough to tweet. I rolled myself off the floor and decided to tweet it.

“And I ate a lot,” she added after some thought. She took my hand and led me to her dollhouse. “You’re just lying on the floor and doing your iPhone,” she said. […]

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Online Fiction Interview: Sofi Stambo

Sofi Stambo’s “Ships” presents a vivid summer break on the Black Sea during which a young, unnamed protagonist pines for the son of the Tomov family, which is headed by a sea captain who lives across the street from her grandparents. It’s a story so precise in its sensory details that it feels deeply familiar—and […]

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Things American: Ken Kesey, Hunter S. Thompson and the Hell’s Angels at La Honda: August 7th, 1965

Fifty years ago today, Ken Kesey, not yet thirty and already the author of two acclaimed novels, invited the members of the Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang […]

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Things American: Writers Remember James Salter

American novelist, story writer, and screenwriter James Salter died on June 19th, leaving behind a body of work that presents a vision of a century in dramatic motion. He was a writer of the quotidian and a craftsman of the first water whose interest in sensory experiences is most evident in his arresting narrative passages.