Off Topic: Don’t Shoot, I’m a Man!

Today, my adopted home of Pittsburgh is being overrun by the barbarians of willful Second Amendment misinterpretation. They operate under the name of the National Rifle Association, though their mandate appears to be the complete and unfettered ability of every citizen, regardless of mental competency, to carry whatever-the-hell firearm they damn well want wherever-the-hell they…

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Elisabeth Rose Joins Mark Seinfelt on Word Patriots

Head over to WebTalkRadio.Net and catch the latest installment of Word Patriots with Mark Seinfelt. This week, Mark chats with Elisabeth Rose about the place of animals in literature. Animals have figured prominently Rose's fiction, and of course in her memoir For the Love of a Dog.

My Appearance on Word Patriots Webcast

I'm pleased to have been interviewed by Mark Seinfelt for the inaugural program of his "Word Patriots" series on WebRadio.com. Click the link below to access the program. The interview segment begins at about the 12:25 mark. Interview with Ed on Word Patriots Mark and I discuss the current plight of the writer of literary…

This is Not a Book Review: Diane Ackerman’s One Hundred Names for Love

One Hundred Names for Love Diane Ackerman Hardcover: 322 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 4, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 9780393072419 ISBN-13: 978-0393072419 ASIN: 039307241X The Internet Stroke Center notes that 795,000 people suffer a stroke every year. Of these, roughly 600,000 are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks. In 2003, novelist…