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How do Atheists and Families of Two Celebrate Christmas?

December 19, 2011

Tags: family, christmas, brothers, writing

E. and me at my sister-in-law's bar.
WellSince you were wondering, were having another very traditional family Christmas here in Alphabet City. For me, that means spending the week before the holiday working on a revision of the second novel. And for my kid, E., it means remixing a recording of Ave Maria sung in 1904 by a 90-year-old castrati.

At some point R., my nerdy other half will come over and (more…)

The Boys from County Hell

July 17, 2011

Tags: brothers, vacation


This summer I'm going to the shore with family. It's been a while since I've hung out with both of my brothers and I thought it was a good time to revisit this essay on fraternity:

Recently a friend whos been reading my blog asked why I only write about the things I think and not about things I do or stories about my life. Its a good question. And while the obvious answer is that Im trying to maintain some privacy, the bigger picture is (more…)

The Boys From County Hell

October 25, 2010

Tags: family, brothers, diversity

Recently a friend whos been reading my blog asked why I only write about the things I think and not about things I do or stories about my life. Its a good question. And while the obvious answer is that Im trying to maintain some privacy, the bigger picture is (more…)