Monique and the Gift of Resilience

Steve’s life in France seldom goes the way he expects. Surprises are not uncommon when traveling outside one’s nation. An acquaintance of his, Monique, offers up a few more surprises than most. Steve, sitting in front of Au Petit Suisse Café, realizes he’s likely been stood up by Monique. He has a decision to make.Continue reading “Monique and the Gift of Resilience”

The Gaze of the Blessed Virgin

With much of the longstanding buzz about the art scene in Marfa, one doesn’t hear as much about the traditional, but very important, aspects of the city. Though mostly a bit behind the scenes, St, Mary’s Catholic Church in Marfa plays an important role in the early part of my novel, A Moveable Marfa. AContinue reading “The Gaze of the Blessed Virgin”

Stacy’s Gift to Steve (or be open to the little things)

See anything in the above photo of Julia Street in New Orleans? Yeah, I didn’t think so. But you could have… This is Steve’s acknowledgement to Stacy that she had opened his eye to new things. Let’s go back and drill down in the above photo a bit more. Let’s take a bit closer lookContinue reading “Stacy’s Gift to Steve (or be open to the little things)”

Inspiration at Night in New Orleans

Inspiration is critical to any artist. Walking around New Orleans at night is an incredible source of inspiration to any artist with a pulse. Whether writing a novel like A Moveable Marfa, a short story or painting, nightscapes awaken within me a mood or feeling that can launch a burst of expression. A character canContinue reading “Inspiration at Night in New Orleans”

“Closing the Books” on a Novel

by Carl W. Hunt Readers of A Moveable Marfa will note in the biographical section at the end of the book that my brother, C. E., credits me with an assist in editing and content suggestions. That was a generous acknowledgement on his part and encouraging as we hope to continue to collaborate in novelContinue reading ““Closing the Books” on a Novel”