I’m in a band that gathers to play on Sunday mornings–our drummer’s wife calls it “church for husbands.” You know, it’s only rock & roll but we like it. We are recording some demo tracks and I’d like to share one; pop your ear buds in and have a listen.
The new neighbor from across the street–the one with the Trump sign in his yard, rebel flag across his garage windows, and Nazi flag on his son’s basketball backboard–walked into the party wearing a shirt that said on the back, “Better a wolf of Odin than a Lamb of God.”
The Will to Devolution, up now at Eclectica.
“Losing My Religion” , from my essay collection Get Thee Behind Me, is about my Fundamentalist Baptist rearing, and my struggle to get free of what is now called the Religious Right. It’s out now in Appalachian Heritage, in the company of a lot of excellent literary work. You should subscribe.
Tennis with the Man Boy is a short piece about how the growth of a human being–a most normal and natural thing–can every now and then catch you off your guard. It’s up now at Brain, Child magazine.
I have two equality stickers on the back of my car, one pasted right on top of the other so it looks like only one. The reason? Not long ago, after I finished classes and office hours, I walked out to the faculty parking lot and discovered someone had taken their ballpoint pen and dug a deep X through the equality sticker on my back window. I had no way of knowing who did it, so I simply waited for the Human Rights Campaign, which I support, to send me another one. Until I covered the defiled sticker with an intact new one, the angry X reminded me why the sticker needs to be there in the first place.
When you have some free time, please spend a little of it with my essay The Gay Worm Turns. It is another from my collection about leaving Fundamentalist Christianity, up now at Atticus Review.