Author Archives: Bill Engleson

I Have Never Been Poor…

This brief post is about poverty. In a way I feel that, in trying to make a few observations, I am appropriating an aspect of poverty’s culture that I have no right to comment on. Although, and I have never really thought all that much about my first couple of years in terms of poverty, […]

A Few 2019 Birthday Thoughts…Nothing Too Wise, Though…I Mean, You Have To Consider The Source.

Today, I turn seventy-two. That is a fair number of years to have lived. On the one hand, its not that impressive. There’s no great achievement here. Still, I suppose I am feeling a bit cocky. Perhaps I am deserving a small pat on the shoulder and a hearty, “well done.” Seventy-Two. In 1965, it […]

How Brilliant Am I? It needed to be asked but no one was…so…another job for me.

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post. The guilt mounts. The last post was also about short lists. I’m sensing a theme. Today, February 15th is one day away from a new short list. I may or may not make it. Sitting here in my writing chamber, the snow, even though […]

The Pleasure Derived from Being on a Short List, any Short List…

As someone who has not often been on anyone’s short list, at least to my knowledge, my recent elevation to the FBCW’s short list for its 650-word fiction/non-fiction literary contest, “How I Choose to Hibernate,” was a delightful experience, albeit somewhat short lived. The mystery is over, and I did not win. I do offer […]