Pauls Toutonghi – Evel Knievel Days

Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt — in one great leap.

War and the Vulnerable Image: Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See

One of the most disconcerting outcomes of our technology-saturated lifestyle is the rise of specialized knowledge. Any fact can be summoned from the servers of Wikipedia (located, interestingly enough, in … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Hiatus

So, it’s been over a year and a half since I posted anything of any substance, here — from October 2012 to March 2014. This feels like a long time. … Continue reading

March 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

WordPress Reports On Me, To Me

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

Die Sphinx Von Montana!

Quite a week on the Evel Knievel Days front. Just when I thought some of the hubbub of the tour was subsiding — along came early October — with two … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fabulous Review at the LA Review of Books

The LA Review of Books just published a review of my new novel, Evel Knievel Days. It’s a really great review, and this is an excerpt from it: “Like Tolstoy, … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

At the Mazama Festival of Books

Our American culture’s obsession with everything new hardly needs to be documented. Especially online — but certainly now in the broader sphere of the arts — it’s difficult to remain … Continue reading

September 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

Ten Thousand (And Four) Miles

Click on this image of me. It’s a 15 minute TV interview I did in Chicago. So: 10,004 miles. That’s how far I drove and flew on my six weeks … Continue reading

September 1, 2012 · Leave a comment
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