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Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Book?

A book will never shoot you Or choke you in your bed It can only cut your heart out … Perhaps you’re right to dread.

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10 Books That Have Had A Lasting Impact

I’ve been tagged in the Facebook thingy where you list 10 books that have stayed with you. Not necessarily your favorite books, but ones that have gotten hold of you and not let go. Rather than just list the books … Continue reading

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The 16th Minute And On

Well…that escalated quickly. I’ve been blogging for three years, and as of today, 94% of my traffic has come in the last ten days in the form of a million views for that post about beautiful and ugly and everything in between. … Continue reading

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The Burnt Man

He was a burnt man. His clothes were crisp with charcoal, his breath dark with the taste of smoke. Now and then, bits of him would dry up and break off, greasily smearing the lives of those he brushed against. … Continue reading

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Nobody Writes Poems About e-mail

Nobody writes poems about e-mail And of course they shouldn’t No more than they should about snapping turtles or turtlenecks Or life or love or the devil’s fiery droppings But they do Or I can imagine they do I can … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know What This Was, But I Did It

I don’t know if it’s poetry When the words tumble out without a care for paragraphs or punctuation I don’t know if it’s art When my fingers hit the keys before my brain knows what I’m going to write I … Continue reading

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400 Years of Literary Smackdown

Wordsworth makes my words worthless And I’m thoroughly unlike Thoreau I can’t make the words sing like King Can’t toss a phrase like Rabelais or catch it like Pratchett I was vain to claim to write in the same vein … Continue reading

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