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The glee of finding unexpected beauty…

I recently discovered The Avett Brothers.  They have been around for some time, but I just found this song a few days ago.  I think it already has about 50 plays on my iTunes.  It is such a plaintive and … Continue reading

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A grab bag…

Writers hear a lot about “platform.” Platform is our social media and marketing presence; i.e. the built in audience of book buyers and influencers we bring to the table. Theoretically, my little thought vomit would be part of my platform. … Continue reading

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Suicide is not cowardly or selfish

I just came off a river trip where there was no electricity, wifi, or cell service. I wish I’d spent a few more days out there and returned when the world had moved on to some other event to devour. … Continue reading

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Profanity in Literature

Profanity and shit in literature…… Someone asked me why there is so much profanity in my writing. “Fuck you,” I replied.  Not really. Mostly, I strive for my writing to be authentic.  In the real world, people swear.  If writing … Continue reading

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It has been three years….

I write to extract shit clogging my head.  I write to rage .  I write to celebrate.  Most often, I write to excise demons.  The act of putting them on paper, or liquid crystal displays, seems to rob demons of … Continue reading

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The MFA debate

I have been aware of the ongoing debate over the value of an MFA.  I’ve largely ignored it.  I have my reasons for pursuing an MFA, and I really don’t care what anyone thinks of that pursuit.  However, my graduate school work … Continue reading

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Monday morning brain flush

Random shit to get out of my head… So, I was at the bagel shop yesterday.  I was desperately trying to puke out a couple more pages of well crafted prose before deadline.  Yes, I know one does not typically … Continue reading

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