Stunning passage from Denis Johnson's 'Largesse of the Sea Maiden'
Halfway through Denis Johnson's Largesse of the Sea Maiden, I was liking but not really loving it. There were scattered wondrous moments,...
Back into the writing groove (on gay soldiers)
First time in weeks I woke up dreaming copy.* It wasn't even directly for this book, but close, so I grabbed my phone and recorded it....
New Korean translation of 'Columbine'
What an exciting day. My Korean translation of Columbine just arrived. It looks beautiful. I love the tasteful layout inside and the...
Best Huck Finn sentence so far—inspiration for gay soldiers
and you see the mist curl up off of the water, and the east reddens up, and the river, and you make out a log cabin in the edge of the woods
Bookniture: MoMA's collapsible origami stool
I want one. I just saw this clever stool from MoMA on The Millions' gift guide for writers. I want to finish my gay soldiers book with it...
My new hero: transgender & retired Navy SEAL officer Kristin Beck
Krisin is my new hero. Along with three active transgender service members I interviewed the past five days. I'm late in posting this, b
National Coming Out Day (still matters)
It's National Coming Out Day, which gave me a quick, misguided chuckle. Coming out is still an ordeal some places. HRC's map where...
NLGJA on Transgender Military—my panel
I'm on the Transgender Military panel with Fiona Dawson, Sue Fulton and Blake Dremann. Blake was one of four transgender troops I profil
"Betrayal": Transgender Troops React to Trump's Ban
Writing "Betrayal": Transgender Troops React to Trump's Ban for Vanity Fair was the most satisfying thing I've done in quite awhile. It...
Public reading in Brattleboro, Vermont next Monay
It will be the first ever sneak peek at my upcoming gay soldiers book. Then Q/A on "Soldiers First, Columbine and the writing process.