Bye, Dad

A few years ago I wrote about my father’s cremation for A Public Space, and they’ve now made the piece available online. Check it out: “Valhalla” (I don’t write much […]

proust questionnaire 2011

What is your idea of perfect happiness? I don’t have one. What is your greatest fear? Dying abruptly. Which living person do you most admire? My wife. What is the […]

In the Way of Experience…

Yet five minutes after…I realized I had not actually seen the three plants in the little colony we had found. Despite all the identifying, measuring, photographing. I had managed to […]

Invitation to a Smackdown

Leo and I were watching Curious George this morning. The Man with the Yellow Hat said “an artist’s life is full of hard knocks, George.” Damn straight. One of those […]

Letter to a Young Writer, in the Form of a Top Ten List

Dear 23 year-old Antoine Wilson, Here’s a list of ten things you might consider but probably won’t: 10. When you pick up the pen, put down the pipe. 9. If […]

bits and bytes

Yesterday I heard a window-washer say to his co-worker: “I don’t usually talk to my psychic about everyday stuff.” Facebook is starting to reach terminal velocity…when you’ve got more friends […]