Monthly Archives: June 2016

not too anxious for immortality

Christian Asplund, a composer, performer, and professor of music occasionally hosts a kind of salon he calls Avant GaRAWge. Last night’s event featured a performance piece by Christian on guitar and voice and body interacting with another guitarist/vox/corpus. There were readings … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

A Tight-Sphinctered Response to A Novel in Seven Stories

My colleague Julie Nichols’ new book Pigs When They Straddle the Air (Zarahemla Books, 2016) kept disturbing my sleep last night. The interlocking stories have great characters, many of whom are Mormons: lesbian Mormons, straight Mormons, polygamous Mormons, energy directing Mormons, criminal Mormons, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Immortal for Quite Some Time

The Fall/Winter 2016 Catalogue of the U of U Press makes it official! Cover design by Jessica Booth

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Dreams and Puzzles and Power

During the night I kept waking up to a puzzle that I then set about to solve. The problem was clear. The solutions were there, I knew they were, but they kept slipping away. I have been reading Greg Prince’s new … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Prophecy Fulfilled

A headline in the Salt Lake Tribune this morning: Mormon church wins full recognition in Vietnam, sees chance for growth When I was a student at BYU in the late 1960’s, this eventuality was prophesied. The full account is included in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment