Since my last post: New town. New job. Book deal. Hurricane Gustav. 10 days w/o electricity. Denver. DFW RIP. My wife returned from a 10-week professorship in Illinois. Phillies World Series. Rain delay. Phillies World Series. Read at LSU with Hank Lazer. Short stories pending in 2 publications. Book reviews pending with NYTBR, Philly Inquirer, The Believer. Off to New Orleans this weekend.