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Month: April 2011

Novelist, Essayist, (Recovering) Journalist

The Lies People Tell

Or: Demythologizing the Politics of the Gulf Oil Spill It seems like years ago that I was standing on the beach in Grand Isle, Louisiana, with a 4th generation shrimper who was watching wave after wave of oil-contaminated water lap onto the shore. In that moment, this nameless man was no longer a shrimper. He…
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Dreams of the Great Debate

NOTE: I’ve often heard or read of writers describing the vivid dreams that led them to write their great novels. Sadly, only twice have such dreams happened to me. The second occurred two nights ago. I’m just now writing about it. Enjoy. -md   There was a great debate raging in that space that exists…
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