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On Writing & Authentic Voice     Trailer for THE LOONEY EXPERIMENT     The Story Behind the Real Mr. Looney

Interview about THE LOONEY EXPERIMENT     How To Write a Synthesis Essay (Or, AAARGH!?!)

Here's the thing: I would eat garlic bread as a side dish to any main course every single meal of the day. And my favorite after-dinner dessert is a bowl of cereal--preferably a healthier cereal on the bottom (Shredded Wheat Spoon Size, Grape Nuts, Wheat Chex) and an overwhelmed-by-sugar option on the top (whatever is cheapest that week).

That says a lot, but here's even more:

Why I Love Writing: "I learn by going where I have to go." --Theodore Roethke; "In order to discover new lands, one must be willing to lose sight of the shore for a long time." --Andre Gide; "One man loved the pilgrim soul in you / And loved the sorrows of your changing face." --W.B. Yeats; "Growing up, poetry had been the sanctuary, that space in words where longing could be spoken." --bell hooks; "I saw the angel in the marble and carved him out until I set him free." --Michaelangelo

On My Wife, Jennifer Reynolds: Someone who makes future dreams a part of the present; a poem who isn't afraid to roll up her sleeves and do the hard (and sometimes fun) work; laughter like rain, Tears like sunshine; a mom with incredible love and a PhD candidate with incredible brain-prowess-ness; a wife who inspires and invigorates

On Our Son, Tyler: A five-year who loves Legos, loves mountain hiking, loves imagination, and loves stories, stories, stories

On Our Son, Benjamin: a four-month old who loves giggles, his big brother, sunlight, and the relief that comes only after a massive, productive fart.

Where I Live: 40 Minutes outside of Boston, MA.(Previous locales include: growing up in Windsor, CT, college in Wenham, Massachusetts, early married life in New Britain, Connecticut, Early-ish married life in Flagstaff, Arizona, Less Early-ish married life + Parenting in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Early-Mid-ish married life + Early-ish Parenting in York, England)

Favorite Activities: Singing Songs That Do Not Exist and Yet Often Rhyme and Yet Do Not Have Any Musically Redeeming Qualities Except the Joy They Bring Me as I Make Them Up; Dancing; Reading; Writing; Great & Long Conversations; Movies; Fountain Pens; Basketball; Puddle-Jumping; Traveling; Encouraging

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