Category Archives: literature

Surprised by Grace

The air is a snappy robin’s egg blue. The sun slices through it and warms the small beads of sweat forming beneath my nose. My fingers curl slightly against the nip. The skin covered by my scientific warm-you/cool-you-running-wear is warm enough to forgo a fleece for the first time since October. I am twenty-three. The…

A Good Book Is Hard to Find– How I Found and Fell in Love with Clyde Edgerton

During my teenage years in the foothills of Appalachia, I passed most of my days worried my nerdiness would be publicly outed (I did not know it was already out). This particular neurosis came of growing up during the era of the John Hughes movie. I so feared getting stuffed in a locker or not-danced-with…