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Guest blogging

So blogger and author, John Guillen, over at Write Me a Book, John! has solicited guest bloggers.  Apparently, he has had enough of a cognitive lapse to allow me limited access to his dashboard. That was last night. I just submitted … Continue reading

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Overview: “Auschwitz, A New History,” By Laurence Rees

There really is no way to “review” a book like this. So I won’t. I’ll just give a general impression of the empty feeling I have after reading it–and that feeling comes not from the author’s deficiencies, but his fantastic … Continue reading

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Thanks Leif Enger. Now I’m totally thrown

Ever since I read Leif Enger’s awesome Peace Like a River, and Stant Litore’s What Our Eyes Have Witnessed, I’ve almost felt like the farce I was going to write now feels . . . um, well . . . … Continue reading

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Vlogging

Or, known as “video blogging.”  I’ve decided that, at times, instead of writing down the epic rant I hear in my head, I’m going to Vlog it instead. The only problem with this is the prohibitive nature of time.  I … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games: It’s time to give that alcoholic coach a break

So I just read Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games.  I don’y know about you, but I think this book could really take off like a flash! Katniss Everdeen is REALLY good at archery.  I mean her ability to shoot arrows … Continue reading

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Sunday’s phlegmatia 

I probably made up a word by doing that up there, but I don’t care. After the horrible syntax, diction and compounded Ebonics overload Satan used in the previous column (probably half of which have been given some form of … Continue reading

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Sailing into the high seas of tedium

It was my intention to post something of value. Merit. Gravitas. I should just persevere. I should just find a spare moment to find the grand aside–the luminous point-of-departure and peel off. It was H. L. Mencken that said “every normal … Continue reading

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Peripatetic blogging and the start of a novel 

  I’ve got a novel in my head. And I’m going to start discussing it in the general, even if I avoid the specifics. A while back, I wondered about the idea of sharing snippets of a novel on the blog. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on changing the name of this blog

I know this is going to come off with the same ridiculous ring of any other “first-world” lament reverberation, but I am now convinced that it is possible to be too diverse; in short, it’s great to have a myriad of talents, … Continue reading

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I’ve written stuff so good, I am forced to MENTION IT myself.

When magician Ricky Jay performs his playing card throwing act, in which two of the cards are thrown into the exact same spot–literally with no space between them, he berates the audience with that same line I use in my … Continue reading

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