The red second hand travels along the familiar white face of the schoolroom clock in my office… tick… tick… tick… audible and inexorable, stopping so diligently at each and every hash mark before moving on to the next, the sound resonating through the gathering quiet of my solitary evening like a steady heartbeat, bringing to [...]

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Hear the interview with Neil Haley on Total Education Radio http://www.mixcloud.com/neilshaley/mike-sager/

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I remember always wanting a horse. Being six, seven, eight years old, wearing my cowboy hat and boots and a pair of mini­–six shooters, the holster’s rawhide anchor straps chafing my thighs. “Happy Birthday” is sung. My dad is a veteran of glee clubs; he loves to harmonize. Happy birth-day to youuuuuuuuu. And then my [...]

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“THE NEXT WAVE: MAGAZINE JOURNALISTS MAKING A MARK” Appearing on City Hall Stage with Candice Dyer, panel moderated by Tom Junod. http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2013/schedule/event-details.php?id=6

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