The subconscious is sometimes smarter than the conscious mind: An exchange with author Reggie Lutz

Reggie Lutz is an old friend of mine. We ran in overlapping circles when we were in college, being weirdos in our own rights. Back then, I was writing music, immersing myself in Mahler and Penderecki and writing fiction. She was a DJ on the Revolution and was writing plays and fiction I thought were … More The subconscious is sometimes smarter than the conscious mind: An exchange with author Reggie Lutz

Writing fiction again. In the Heart of the Heart of the Valley

The following is an excerpt from some fiction I’ve been writing. It’s part of a project I’m calling In the Heart of the Heart of the Valley. Who knows how it’ll go? Not me. I’m just writing some of it 4-5 mornings a week. I’ll post other excerpts from time to time. I hope you … More Writing fiction again. In the Heart of the Heart of the Valley

Remembering my father on the fifth anniversary of his death

Today is the fifth anniversary of my father, John Buck. My sister and I delivered speeches at his memorial. Here they are. As I said in the memorial speech, my father was a teacher, an English professor who taught poetry, literature and the Bible as literature. He was absolutely committed to it and his students. … More Remembering my father on the fifth anniversary of his death