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.
“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.
The Rumble of Distant Thunder is another essay in my collection about life deep inside the strange fundamentalist world of the Religious Right, and the growth of the movement from its revivalist roots to the ethno-nationalist monster it is today.
Other essays from this collection:
The Holy Fool in Winter
In Mammon We Trust
The Army of the Lord
Two more essays are forthcoming in Atticus Review and Appalachian Heritage.