Monthly Archives: April 2010


All eyes on Falcon Quinn, as pub date for the first book in this new YA series arrives.  There is a whole new site supporting the book, including the first chapter, a list of the characters, a “bonus” chapter, and the like. was designed by Betty Crow (who also designed  There’s a lot […]

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JB this week at the University of Maine!

Hello Black Bears.   I will be at the University of Maine this Thursday April 15, as part of the U’s Pride Week.   I’ll be speaking in Sandy Caron’s Sexuality class, which meets at 12:30 in 100 DPCorbett Hall.  This is one of those giant lecture halls, seating 500+; and the event is open […]

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Today’s Rock Trivia: 5-year-old Courtney Love on cover of Grateful Dead Album

It’s true– Courtney Love’s father, Hank Harrison, was the on-again, off-again manager of everyone’s favorite hippie band in the late 60s.  This photo appears on the back cover of AOXOMOXOA, and pictures Themselves on a hillside somewhere in Marin County.  That’s Pigpen in the hat, splayed out in front of course, and to the right, […]

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  • The Boylan Family, summer 2010

    DSC_0063 "You hang around our family, you learn all kinds of stuff."
  • Will Forte as Jennifer Finney Boylan on “Saturday Night Live”

    WiFo-Jennifer Finney Boylan-1
  • Jenny with Barbara Walters, December, 2008

  • Jenny atop Maine’s Mount Katahdin

    2036947979_34bfbec240 August, 2002.
  • Surrounded

    boylanWith President Clinton and Maine's Governor John Baldacci, fall 2006.
  • JFB and Edward Albee


    Edward had been my teacher at Johns Hopkins in the winter of 1986. He visited Colby in fall, 2007. As we took our leave of each other, he kissed me on both cheeks and said, "We have done well. You and I."

  • Jenny and her teacher, the great John Barth


    Jack was my professor at JHU when I did my thesis, back in the day. After many years, I can now confidently say I finally understand his definition of plot. Which is, of course, "the perturbation of an unstable homeostatic system and its catastrophic restoration to a new and complexified equilibrium."