(Saturday, February 29th, 2020 — Thursday, October 29th, 2020)

*For Wallace Stevens, Vickie Hearne, Benjamin Franklin, Dr. Leonard Winogora, and my wife Ashley O’Connor

Desire for Fame

I got the job! I’m going to be a dog handler!

I’m going to interview for a job as a dog handler!

I’m leaving education to work with dogs!

Thinking about starting a career in dog work! But that would mean re-framing what it means for me to be a “writer” and it would mean my exit from education and academia…

Why do I even write? What is the role of the artist, really?


Contemplations, Daydreams, and Miscellaneous Notes — A Literary Diary of Poetry and Prose

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