Category Archives: Living

The Women’s March

The crowd was unbelievable. And simply because I’m a person limited to a person’s POV (and relatively short, at that) I couldn’t see the end to us, all of the women and men and others gathered in DC to march … Continue reading

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Unpulped #10: The Weapon Makers by A. E. van Vogt

Today we will be talking about A. E. van Vogt’s THE WEAPON MAKERS. We’ve dealt with van Vogt before, talking about his influence on Philip K. Dick (in terms of throwing in so many new ideas that the novel dissolves … Continue reading

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A Wyoming of the Mind

Back in 2012, I was lucky enough to have been given a residency by the Jentel Foundation, which meant I was able to spend a month at their remote ranch in the hinterlands of Wyoming and write. Another writer and … Continue reading

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Look What My Girlfriend Did!

Which is not to say, by way of exclamation point, that such things as will be shown below are rare.  The truth is that Megan is pretty amazing and creative and stylin’. Also, I am not biased at all. As … Continue reading

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Everyone Has a Summer They Want to Remember

Though, for this animal, it is probably not this summer, unless it wants simply to remember (i.e. be alive) (which it probably is not). Wyoming is so empty, but it is not the emptiness of the desert or of the … Continue reading

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Stalling on Rondo Hatton, The Ugliest Man in Pictures

which is the name of the poem up next on the docket.  It’s sat around long enough in my to-be-written file, so long that I’ve forgotten where the inspiration came from.  You might think that inspiration would be THE MAN … Continue reading

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My Mom Already Has More Views Than I Do

is the subject of this post.  And here is the video for which she has more views. She’s the one that’s a she, said she centered (for the most part) in the screen. I’m not jealous. After all, I don’t … Continue reading

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Politics vs. Art: Lemony Occupies Wall Street

I know very little about the Occupy Wall Street movement, and for this I feel guilty.  What I know is that it’s a non-violent protest movement addressing (in part, at least) the vast inequalities between the rich and the poor … Continue reading

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What has really been annoying me in advertising

Dear Poets & Writers, Please stop pretending that we’re friends. Please stop pretending that what we shared that one time late at night at our mutual friend’s party was anything other than a drunken hook-up.  You know it, I know … Continue reading

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On Giving Up All Pretense

For example, keeping this blog regularly updated. It’s true, I managed to pound out a post a day for a year and so one would think (wouldn’t one?) that writing a post a week (at the least) would be relatively … Continue reading

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