This is a place

(Some call it a blog)

This is where I'm supposed to tell you something about me. I'll probably also link to twitter because that's something people do.

Operation Geronimo

This post was updated during the few days after Operation Geronimo became public. White House counterrorism adviser John Brennan’s press briefing transcription in full, or, if you prefer, here is...

A Day In The Life

This article was originally published over at The Idler. This morning, around eleven, I rolled out of bed and into my computer chair to peruse this morning’s news. I took a...

Grief, Memory, and a Video Game

We Simones are an exceedingly practical, irreverent folk regarding death. Case and point: last year, over Christmas dinner, we discussed who would be the executor of my father and step-mother’s...

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

by J. D. Salinger Reprinted in memory of Salinger. There were ninety-seven New York advertising men in the hotel, and, the way they were monopolizing the long-distance lines, the girl...

A Poem by James Wright

Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota Over my head, I see the bronze butterfly, Asleep on the black trunk, blowing like a leaf in...