Wired Magazine – Datastream

Small piece in this month’s issue of Wired (the ‘Data Stream’)

Confidence in Culture

New work in the March 15, 2014 issue of This Land

Finalist for Alex La Guma Award

But not a winner. From C&R Press… 

The State that Oil Built

Cover of Dec. 1, 2013 THIS LAND

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Manhattan and the Mephistophelean Mind

I learned about the MONIAC in my high school marco-economics class: a.k.a. the Financephalograph or the Philips Hydraulic Computer, MONIAC was a massive machine, the size of two grandfather clocks bolted together, only instead of gears there was colored fluid inside, sluicing through tubes, pushing valves open and filling cisterns. Here, fluid was a metaphor for money, and by manipulating how much trickled through the system (pour in investments, drain out expenditures…) MONIAC could model Great Britain’s fiscal policy.

At the Tulsa Death Match

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Photo courtesy of Literary Death Match

INDIAN MADE FOREIGN LIQUOR

My publisher went out of business, which means my novel INDIAN MADE FOREIGN LIQUOR is on offer once again. If you’re a publisher and are interested in taking a look, please feel free to get in touch. Click to download a sample chapter.

When the Rodeo Clowns Came

I live surrounded by retirees in rural Oklahoma. They are spry. They own arsenals of gardening equipment: lawnmower-tractor hybrids that grind through the fibrous local flora with cruel efficiency; they wield wicked contraptions, whirling motorized blades that allow withered men to sculpt hedges into forms of sublime and delectable complexity.

Event: Literary Death Match

Come see me on Oct. 17th (if you’re in Tulsa) at the third annual Literary Death Match

On Bohemian Life in the Sooner State

 

HOMEWARD BOUND: Tahlequah via Brooklyn: James McGirk writes notes from a screened-in porch in a city that sleeps.