Spike Gillespie

  • Facing Death, Embracing the Life Cycle

    In Twelve Breaths a Minute, an exceptional anthology examining death, editor Lee Gutkind admits that he originally shared the sentiment of a colleague who […] Full Story

  • Harolding the Times

    Help us win $5,000 from NetSquared to involve citizens in watchdogging the Texas Legislature! It’s election season. Vote for The Texas Observer! We’re participating […] Full Story

  • Good for the Soil

    I have a vague childhood memory in which I proclaimed I might like to be a farmer. Though I grew up to be a […] Full Story

  • The Word of God

    I came to Mary Karr’s new memoir, Lit, lugging a bumpy suitcase full of emotions and expectations. Could she really have more to tell […] Full Story

  • Undercovered

    I recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of my “gay” marriage. This is a little odd for me, not because gay marriage is so hotly […] Full Story