Wine and Words: A Premiere Party for ‘From A Distance’ Luxe Interiors — Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Iowa City author Larry Baker’s latest book, ‘From a Distance,’ is out this week from Ice Cube Press. To celebrate, a release party will be held Thursday, Sept. 28 at Luxe Interiors (920 E 2nd Ave, […]
This is a story about when I realized that I was going to die. No matter how rich or powerful, no matter how good looking I was, how pretty my wife or children were, no matter what, I was going to die. If all this sounds too serious I suppose I should point out that […]
On Dec. 7, Harry Chapin would have been seventy years old. He died in 1981, so why remember him now? One could make the case that the early death of any artist is tragic. How much was left uncreated? In Harry’s case, how much left unsung? But that standard merely puts him in the category […]
I’m a fiction writer, but I’m not a very good creative writer. Like a lot of writers, I steal shamelessly from my own life and change the names to protect…well, probably my marriage. Thinking about how to write a bizarre but true story, I have another handicap. The really bizarre stuff happened when I was MUCH younger, and most often my consciousness then was, politely phrased, altered..