What does it really mean to be an adult? Guest author John Mitchell Morris’s haunting story challenges us to consider.
Richard Maxson continues his boyhood farming tale, reflecting on the harvest of transcendent memories cultivated in an alfalfa field.
A city boy goes to spend the summer on a farm in rural Ohio, and the experience stays with him into his golden years, still surprising him with the way it reveals plain and not-so-plain truths.
Rick Maxson and his family have lived many places, but their search for home ultimately led them to the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.
In our latest Memoir Notebook, Michelle Rinaldi Ortega travels to Paris and encounters Ernest Hemingway and his Moveable Feast.
In our latest Memoir Notebook, Richard Maxson remembers his beloved German Shepherd Molly, in a tale of love, loss, and a band of thieves.
In this Memoir Notebook, Darrelyn Saloom recalls watching her stepfather raise his right arm. This time, his open hand curled into a fist.
Darrelyn Saloom reveals childhood fears, both macro–the Cold War–and micro–her stepfather’s anger–in this entry in the Memoir Notebook.
In memoir, how do you write what is fragile? Maybe first you have to live it. Courageously remember it. Then tap the fragile in yourself.
Darrelyn Saloom recalls her mother, Billie Burnside and the Circle Inn lounge in this poignant entry in the Memoir Notebook.
You’ll attempt in memoir to recall as best you can, but it’s not always possible. One possible avenue of resolving the memory folly is splitting the memoirist in two.
By way of our Memoir Notebook, we want you to meander, get caught up, find yourself taken to places you hadn’t intended to go (but are so glad, in the end, that you went). Today, Wm. Anthony Connolly talks about ghosts and Olympia Café.
Our Memoir Notebook feature will give you thoughts on aesthetics and craft, but it will feel like poetic narrative. And sometimes it will simply be poetic narrative. Come away with us and Wm. Anthony Connolly to the beach, for a last bit of summer.