Radio, Radio

My essay on the Roundtable program of WAMC is officially scheduled for Monday morning about quarter after ten. It’s me talking for a couple of minutes about medieval Yule celebrations. I start out with the Anglo-Saxon world, but because so little is known for sure about that time, I have to move forward, finally ending…

"Learn from a professional, kid!"

I walked through the ice and snow over to WAMC studios to tape my mini-essay on Anglo-Saxon yuletide today. We’re not that far from the station, but with all the ice on the sidewalks I took my time (it was particularly bad by SUNY not just because of the frozen surface but because the surface…

Into the Quagmire

No, not that one: Facebook. My pal and colleague, Kim Middleton, blogged on the topic and I thought well, I ought to try it. It is (or was) an academic networking site, so perhaps it would be useful in that way. HA HA HA! Blogging seems to some folks a kind of time suck, but…

Prose at the Rose: Tramontano

The latest episode is now on the air. Check out my interview with Jan Tramontano. Her work has appeared in Poet’s Canvas, Chronogram, Mom’s Literary Magazine, American Intercultural Magazine, Knock, The Culture Star Reader and Women’s Synergy to name a few. She is currently working on her first novel and is a member of the…

Prose at the Rose: Ringler

My interview with Robyn Ringler is on-line now at Saint Rose Radio. Robyn has been an attorney, a nurse and a lobbyist for gun control as well as a freelance writer. She had a number of stories to tell, including being a key nurse on duty at GWU Hospital on March 30, 1981.

Tangible Accomplishments

After I finished grading the medieval lit exams (exam grading goes soooo much faster than paper grading), I took some time to begin the Halloween cards. I’m taking a slightly different approach this year, and more work is involved, but I found the “assembly line” process kind of soothing (I guess that’s my heritage after…

Prose at the Rose — on the Air!

Listen to the first broadcast of my new show hosted at the internet radio station at the College of Saint Rose. I’m interviewing Hudson Valley Writer’s Guild president, Donna Miller, about the Guild and about her writing. I haven’t had a chance to hear it yet, and probably won’t as I have my usual crazy…