Writing, Books, and Bourbon III | Podcast Notes: Scrutiny Journal on Instagram Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke Men Without Women by Haruki Murkami “Kino” by Haruki Murakami “Samsa in Love” by […]

Writing, Books, and Bourbon II | Podcast Notes: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel News of the World by Paulette Jiles Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson 2010 Odyssey Two by Arthur C. Clarke Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower “The Old Man at Burning Man,” Wells Tower George R.R. Martin 1999 – Will Smith Toyota […]

Writing, Books, and Bourbon | Podcast Notes: Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami Coolidge by Amity Shlaes Next by Michael Crichton Letters from a Stoic by Seneca Knob Creek Bourbon Justin’s Work in Progress Sam’s Stationary Bike “Live fast, die young…” – James Dean […]

Corruption was a drug and Mario was hooked. He bought the building inspector whisky to ensure his permit was approved. A $100 bill got him out of a speeding ticket. A steady stream of pizza kept the zoning board at bay. He took a selfie on his land the day conservation approved his appeal. In […]

Marisol lived upstairs in the house, with the others. She never wore shoes. When the others weren’t looking, Marisol broke into the parlor and destroyed the tea services, one piece at a time: cups, pots, saucers, sugar bowls. Each time, she plucked a piece out from the china hutch and dropped it, effortlessly, and smiling […]