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Allen Ginsberg lives

November 13, 2010

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My work has yet, alas, to make it to the New York Times. But I’m glad to report one of my songs is currently mentioned in a New York Times blog, “Paper Cuts: A Blog About Books.” That’s a start. I got an e-mail yesterday from a writer named Bill Peschel who has a new […]

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Andy Dick Updated!

February 3, 2010

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A bizarro animated piece on comedian Andy Dick’s arrest comes from one of the coolest action news teams on planet Earth. From taiwan. Really.

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A Red Shirt Moment

January 15, 2010

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Don’t you some days feel like you’re the guy in the red shirt picked for the landing party? Now, you can dress for it by joining the Red Shirt Society.

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Medieval Help Desk

January 11, 2010

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Help desk support back in the Middle Ages soon after books were introduced, taking over from scrolls. Too funny.

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Mother Nature = HMFIC

January 10, 2010

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Snowstorms (ice storms, floods, lightning, volcanos etc.) are Nature’s way of reminding us she’s still the HMFIC.

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The sun’s goin’ down . . .

January 7, 2010

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The sun drops down on Upshur County. Or maybe it’s Summers County, West Virginia. I was coming back from the mountaintop lair of a sculpture-making friend of mine a few years ago. | The sun was like a fried egg on the horizon. Had to consult with my camera. | A late afternoon rain painted […]

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An Irish blessing for the end of the year

December 18, 2009

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Traveling east on Interstate 64 in WestVirginiaVille “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far.” ~ Irish Blessing

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Favorite Funny Web Places

December 9, 2009

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“Do you want to spoon?” Jerry asked. He was standing by the bed, holding two six-foot spoons. A week later we forked for the first time.” ~ from ‘Twitter Sized Fiction” by twitter.com/VeryShortStory

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Let’s not confabulate

December 9, 2009

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I used the word ‘confabulation’ in a message to a friend this morning — incorrectly, it turns out.  I figured  I  should understand the word’s meaning and connotations better before bandying it about. So, looked  it up (or, to be precise, clicked it up). Finally! A useful word that explains the birthers, the Tea Partiers […]

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Hitchens on Palin

December 7, 2009

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One can take issue with Christopher Hitchens, over a number of his stands on war and politics. But when he does  a takedown, he does a takedown. The theory is we’re supposed to ignore the vapid, opportunistic, imbecility of Sarah Palin, in hopes she will go the way of  the Quayle. But one should never […]

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