What's New


MacTiernan's Bottle

My new collection of short stories, published by Pisgah Press, is now available. Visit Pisgah Press for more information.

“. . . a rich mix of story gems and intellectual amalgams.”
Rob Neufeld, Asheville Citizen-Times 

“His short stories are great gifts to American literature.”
Bill Branyon, Mountain Xpress


Exclamation Points

A brief meditation on the shocks of modernity. Read the essay in the Mad Hatters’ Review Blog


Revisioning the Body Politic

The worldwide eruption of mass grassroots movements suggests that it may be time to rethink the relationship between ourselves and the culture, government and other organizations of which we're a part. Read the essay


Buyer Beware: Discount health cards

With health insurance premiums still skyrocketing, so-called discount health card plans promise to save consumers money. Buyer beware. Read the story



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