Category Archives: Who I am

My preferred pronouns

I have a life-long history of mental illness. I spent a lot of time in therapy over the years and have managed to learn behaviours which compensate to the extent that I am able to hold down a job and … Continue reading

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I was a willow last night in a dream

I was listening to Robert McCammon’s novel Boy’s Life the other day.  In the long introduction he talks about childhood and magic, and how the world is a magical place when we are children and we gradually lose our ability … Continue reading

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There and back again

Just got back home to the Secret Hideout O’Doom. It’s been quite a trip. Thursday, 7 Sep: Leave St. Louis at 4pm, to Joplin, MO (280 miles) Friday, 8 Sep: Joplin, MO to Tucumcari, NM (650 miles) Saturday, 9 Sep: … Continue reading

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Fear And Loathing On The Road To Motorcycle Maintenance With Charley

So… the Caribbean cruise isn’t happening, due to Hurricane Irma. Instead, my roommate and I are going on a quest to seek out the bones of America–well, okay, we’re going to get on Interstate 44, going West.  We don’t have … Continue reading

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Yes, I know I’m doing it wrong.

I’ve come to a realization over the last few days.  I’ve been reading some Pulp Revival blogs, and other blogs by and for writers.  There is a lot of good advice on the craft of writing out there, but thinking … Continue reading

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Going Away (for a while)

I don’t ordinarily talk about myself and what I am doing in this blog.  That’s not what this platform is for.  But it occurs to me that some folks only know me through here, and I don’t want anyone to … Continue reading

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This Ugly Little War

Recently, during a discussion regarding the new Wonder Woman film, a comment was made: Let me put it this way: I write a beautiful poem all about how we should nuke New York. The poem is lovely. Gorgeous. The language … Continue reading

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