Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage, and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so that we may feel again their majesty and power?  --  Annie Dillard

Vonnegut, on Letters of Note

New work of mine appears in the current issues of The Hudson Review, Quadrant,  Kin, and The New Criterion: