Miscellany

  • Fun with Digital Signatures

    By Michael Patton

    Recently, Alabama native and beloved author William “Bill” Cobb read from his collection of short fiction Sweet Home: Stories of Alabama (SixFinger Publishing, 2013) at Eclipse Coffee & Books, the bookstore I own with my wife Cheryl, in Montevallo, Alabama.

    We’ve hosted Bill there many times before in the thirteen years we’ve been open, but this time was different in one important way that I’ve been thinking about ever since. This time, Bill was also selling his book as an eBook. Read More

  • From Print to Radio

    By Jacquie Wee Brasher

    I was fired from the small-town newspaper I was working for in 2008—apparently a banner year in layoffs at newspapers—and, by that time, I had been working in print journalism in two states for twelve years. Read">http://www.writersforum.org/news_and_reviews/blogs/blog-archive.html/article/2014/03/13/from-print-to-radio">Read More…

  • Time the Avenger, Time the Redeemer

    By Kirk Curnutt

    One of the first things I did after my father died unexpectedly in 1992 was count calendar squares back to his final birthday. He lived exactly forty-nine years and 108 days, I discovered. The precise number was important because I knew a time would come, if I managed to eke it out, when I would have to admit that I had lived longer than he ever did. Read More