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Entries from February 2013

Places

February 13th, 2013 · No Comments

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Me an my friends, we was juss talkin about this yestiday

February 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Facebook can seem at times an enormous simulacrum of the Pussycat Lounge, full of voyeurism and cynical, semi-professional exhibitionism, but obviously the divide between performer and audience that structures the flow of money, power, pity, and contempt in strip clubs has been largely obliterated online. Instead, there is the ambiguous simultaneity of consuming and producing […]

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Places

February 12th, 2013 · No Comments

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Sometimes it all adds up

February 12th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“Mathematics is not a body of facts arranged and justified by a stringent logical structure.  To give a dynamic metaphor that stems from the related field of fluid flow, it is like a turbulent river.  The flow of the water is extremely complex, but every now and again you see the appearance of stable structures, […]

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Places

February 11th, 2013 · No Comments

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Now, get to work

February 11th, 2013 · No Comments

“Revise!  Read writing that inspires and challenges you.  Write about what really matters to you and do it so well that it is compelling to others.  Keep editing your work.  Be strict with yourself, but patient with your own process.” – Lisa Cohen (from David Low interview in The Wesleyan Connection) Share this… Facebook Pinterest […]

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Places

February 10th, 2013 · 4 Comments

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Fooled you

February 10th, 2013 · No Comments

“Art requires suffering, just not the kind you thought.” – Hugh Sheehy, “Getting Outside” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Places

February 9th, 2013 · No Comments

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Outside the peanut gallery

February 9th, 2013 · No Comments

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.  The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs […]

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Places

February 8th, 2013 · No Comments

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aka, The Obama Conundrum

February 8th, 2013 · 4 Comments

“The problem in politics is this: You don’t get any credit for disaster averted.  Going to the voters and saying, ‘Boy, things really suck, but you know what?  If it wasn’t for me, they would suck worse.’  That is not a platform on which anybody has ever gotten elected in the history of the world.” […]

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Things

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

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Been that, done there

February 7th, 2013 · No Comments

“When it comes to writing, the despairing perfectionism known as alcoholism can be as tragically inhibiting as it is sordid to witness.” – Terry Castle, “You Better Not Tell Me You Forgot” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Things

February 6th, 2013 · No Comments

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You have my word on this

February 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments

“As sophisticated as the world’s markets have become, the glue that holds the entire arrangement together remains old-fashioned trust.  Once that vanishes, things can unravel very quickly.” — Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big to Fail Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Things

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments

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Find some words that will make it interesting

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments

“It’s never enough to have lived through anything, you need to have a je ne se quoi about the way you put it into words.” – Michelle Tea, quoted by Jessa Crispin in “Sister Spit: Writings, Rants & Reminiscence from the Road” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Things

February 4th, 2013 · No Comments

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A man on a mission

February 4th, 2013 · No Comments

“I was still busy in pushing forward the repairs to the railroad-bridge at Bear Creek, and in patching up the many breaks between it and Tuscumbia, when on the 27th of October, as I sat on the porch of a house, I was approached by a dirty, black-haired individual with mixed dress and strange demeanor, […]

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Things

February 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

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It’s more than just another word

February 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments

“It appears to me that no one can ever have made a seriously artistic attempt without becoming conscious of an immense increase–a kind of revelation–of freedom.” – Henry James, “The Art of Fiction” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Things

February 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

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The Tiny Toy Train

February 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Three months ago, Snow Monkey published my story, “The Tiny Toy Train.”  Today, I am adding it to the “Previously Published Stories” sidebar immediately to your right and one level below “The Gordon Lish Notes.” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Uppity and everywhere

February 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

“Art derives a considerable part of its beneficial exercise from flying in the face of presumptions, and some of the most interesting experiments of which it is capable are hidden in the bosom of common things.” – Henry James, “The Art of Fiction” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Things

February 1st, 2013 · No Comments

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Check its pulse

February 1st, 2013 · No Comments

“A novel is a living thing, all one and continuous, like every other organism, and in proportion as it lives will it be found, I think, that in each of the parts there is something of each of the other parts.” – Henry James, “The Art of Fiction” Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email […]

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