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  • Write like a _____

    Writing, huh? It takes a lot of time, a lot of effort. Your butt has to be in a chair. Bring a notebook everywhere you go. Write like a motherfucker.   Yes. Yes yes yes yes.   I truly believe in all of that. Not just for writing, but for anything that’s worth doing. Invest […]

  • In Defense of Fanfiction (or, The Nerdiest Thing I Have Ever Written)

    There is this Very Popular Book Series that is being turned into what will most likely be an Equally Popular Movie Series. The first of these movies came out yesterday.  I don’t care about these books at all. The little bits that I read I didn’t like very much because I don’t think they were […]

  • My favorite comics (as a kid and a teen)

    My friend Angela wrote about her childhood favorite graphic novels on her blog and it reminded me about the kind of stuff I liked to read when I was little. I’m titling this post “My favorite comics” instead of  “my favorite graphic novels” because: a) I like the term “graphic novel” about as much as […]

  • Your Horoscope for this week

    Virgo: Where did you put your car keys? They are in your hand. Every time you ask, they are in your hand.

  • Some more fixed horoscopes

    Free Will Astrology sometimes has great words to play with. A lot of the time thy also have words I do not find useful. Here is what I did the last month and a half with the words I liked, from the column in the Austin Chronicle. from Free Will Astrology, week of Oct 31st […]

  • What is the first story that you never wanted to leave?

    I’ve written about The Little Mermaid before.  I saw it when it came out in theaters. I wore out two VHS tapes rewinding and fast forwarding. (VHS is what we had before DVDs, guys). I daydreamed of having cooking shows with that French chef.  I related to Ariel and wanted to be Ursula: I loved Ariel, I […]

  • I fixed the horoscops

    (From Rob Brezsney’s “Free Will Astrology: for Oct 17-23” Page 110 of the Austin Chronicle) Scorpio: Late summer apple tree. A branch. Later, this gravity. Fast the space of him, his omens would be comparable. Sagittarius: Most birds don’t sing. Somewhere that isn’t this mottled tune, this creature deserves you: human, detached, above your own […]

  • An Accomplished Woman

    A week ago  Fred and I went on a long walk. We were to meet up with a group of people I barely knew and go on a hike. We were 15 or so minutes late and I couldn’t find them. We were next to a grocery store that was hosting an outdoor concert. A […]

  • List: certanties in life other than death and taxes *

    1.  baby teeth 2.  thirst 3.  hunger 4.  loss 5.  calluses 6.  alienation 7.  breast milk 8.  belly button lint 9.  yearning 10. sand getting into crevices 11. bad movies 12. hair loss 13. indigestion 14. laughter 15. darkness 16. popcorn getting stuck in teeth 17. missing socks 18. pain 19. hope 20. misunderstandings *based […]

  • Outside my front door, 6pm on Saturday

      It has been raining here an awful lot for a town that’s in a drought. (not that we are no longer in a drought, just like your being well-employed does not cancel out the recession.) When it isn’t raining the weather is unbearable. Not because of the heat, but because of the dryness. (With […]