Issue 36

“My eyes were closed and I was almost asleep when I said, Tell me. You think there are still good people in the world? Oh, yes, he said. Billions. It’s just that the bad ones make so much more noise.”

“Snake Stories,” Lauren Groff

Florida

Florida

Book review Florida Lauren Groff Riverhead Books 2018, 288 pp., $27 Lauren Groff’s outstanding new collection of stories, Florida, is so much more than “just” a story collection, and so much more than “just” about Florida. Rather, in ten dazzling stories and a...
Request Radio, Saturday Night

Request Radio, Saturday Night

After a two-pitcher Sangria dinner after three days tarring the biggest roof in Travelers Rest, he’s waiting for Darlene who’s been under that roof for twenty minutes, getting the guilt-free frozen dessert they’ll eat at her place. He’s hoping she’ll surprise him but...
White Horse

White Horse

I came across these white horses in the English countryside. There were no knights in evidence. I did see an amazing stone circle though. I love travel for the surprises it brings, the excitement of the unexpected. (Click on the image for a high-resolution version.)...