i would rather give full vent to all human loves and disappointments, and take a chance on being corny, than die a smartass. -UNCLE JIM HARRISON // ** C A R R Y O N

i like mondays & bike rides & long walks on the beach

The worst thing about academic writers and people who teach writing or living within an academic atmosphere is that it shears them of a base.  People think after they teach a while that academic life is a microcosm of the rest of the world, which it very clearly isn't.  It's terribly unhealthy for a writer, unless it's a writer of a particular kind.  Let's say if I just continued writing poetry I would have been cornered into having to take a teaching position.  Literally no one can make a living as a literary novelist.  ... The people in Morrill Hall bore me.  -J.H.