Darren and Joanna Hughes

Long Pauses was begun in the fall of 2001 as a deliberate effort to put Denise Levertov’s advice into practice:

     A line of peace might appear
if we restructured the sentence our lives are making,
revoked its reaffirmation of profit and power,
questioned our needs, allowed
long pauses . . .

Darren Hughes is a writer, communications director, and former would-be academic in Knoxville, Tennessee. Most of his time these days is spent mowing the lawn and coloring with his daughter.

Site History

Long Pauses is a perpetual work-in-progress. Versions 1, 3, and 6 aren’t shown here either because the changes were all structural (the first inclusion of CSS, for example) or because they died on my hard drive, never quite making the leap from drawing board to web server.

Version 2, Fall 2001

Version 4, April 2003

Version 5, November 2003

Version 7, February 2005

Version 8, December 2005

Version 9.1, June 2006

Version 10, January 2008

Version 11, December 2008

Version 12, April 2010

Version 13, April 2012