Category Archives: Thoughts on writing

Kitsch-man as Tourist by Ludwig Giesz. And the Rise of the Selfie.

What is kitsch? Everything in the last town I lived in which was Las Vegas. I know it when I see it. I’ll leave a better definition to dictionaries and the great book KITSCH: The World of Bad Taste by … Continue reading

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To the Ladies By Lady Mary Chudleigh

17th Century poet Mary Chudleigh fought the feminist battle three hundred years before most people thought that fight started. Read by the incomparable Ghizela Rowe. To The Ladies by Lady Mary Chudleigh (1656–1710) Wife and servant are the same, But … Continue reading

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Snake by D.H. Lawrence

As a young teenager I practiced a great deal with a slingshot called a Wrist Rocket. They’re still sold today. After some time I got quite accurate and one day a bird in a tree seemed a natural target. I … Continue reading

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Keats and Proust and Lennon and McCartney

This poem, this prose, and this song, all remind me of each other. Ben Whishaw beautifully reads Keats. La Belle Dame sans Merci: A Ballad by John Keats (1795 -1821) O what can ail thee, knight-at-arms, Alone and palely loitering? The sedge … Continue reading

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Welcome to my Nightmare!

Just woke up. Yay! In last night’s installment, I found myself in two different locations, the Los Angeles Valley and the Sacramento, California area. SoCal wasn’t so disturbing.In that nonsense, I was in the middle of a thirty year old … Continue reading

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Repost: You Better Drive. I Think There’s Something Wrong With Me

“You Better Drive. I Think There is Something Wrong With Me” This quote is from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter Thompson Reposted with bonus material on March 17, 2021 Updated November 29, 2020 I’ve railed before against the … Continue reading

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Writing Within Different Styles (Part 1)

Writing Within Different Styles (Part 1) Little writing is more stilted or conforming to its trade than legal writing. Anything submitted to the court must sound legal, just as the IRS tax Code must sound like all that previously written … Continue reading

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Bukowski Reads Bukowski

I never understood people like Bukowski because I grew up in a different world, one of a warm family. School was the enemy, not my parents or home. I felt that Bukowski and others were trying to tear the world … Continue reading

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Writing Contest! Yay! What Would Your Suicide Note Say?

What would your suicide note say if you were going to kill yourself? Or, what would your favorite fictional or real life person say if they were going to kill themselves? What would Kermit the Frog say if he were … Continue reading

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anyone lived in a pretty how town by E. E. Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings invented a style no one else can write in lest they face charges of thievery. Like Hunter Thompson with his all caps sentences; we don’t allow any other other writer to do that. Cummings is like modern … Continue reading

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