One of the greatest joys in life is the ability to make progress. One of the greatest fears in life is that one’s previous attempts at progress will be discovered. I am of the opinion that we should be proud of our progress — at every stage it exists. For this reason among others, it’s my privilege to share some other things of mine that you might be interested to read.
(1) Essay: “Double-Down Dutch: A Story of Home” | Forthcoming in The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature
“Double-Down Dutch” will be published in September 2021. Also noteworthy? The Dead Mule is the South’s oldest online literary journal. Help them celebrate their 25th anniversary by reading more of the excellent work they’ve published — and continue to publish each month.
You can find The Dead Mule online at: https://deadmule.com
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(2) Blog Archive: liftingthevale | adventures with the splendor of small things
Inspired by the sermon at my wedding ceremony, I undertook the project of chronicling life with “the littles” — things in everyday life that we often take for granted because they don’t appear to be of immediate or monumental importance.
Over several years, I tackled a range of topics, from the joys and frustrations of writing, to the wisdom of dogs, and the eventual motivation for what would become this space, North by North Carolinian. See, progress happens all the time!
You can find liftingthevale at: https://liftingthevale.com