Monthly Archives: August 2012

Like riding a bicycle

This morning I set my alarm early and actually woke up to the chiming. The morning before I slept in about an hour and a half past it without any knowledge it had even gone off. I made an unfortunate … Continue reading

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The importance of a walking writer

“It’s very important NOT to be bored. Like for no longer than a minute.”

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Today, I asked the Oracle…

Funny how we hunker down in our little canoes in the middle of the scummy green swamp and wait and wait for hope to appear, for ghosts to die and come back as bodies. * from “The Lord God Returns” by … Continue reading

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This is the view

from my pool. You can see the planes flying by. Some high and traveling farther west. Some low and landing. I missed my first Haboob. That’s what they call dust storms here that come from the mountains like a giant … Continue reading

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Filing

Friday night I went here a little independent movie theater/bar for a “meet and greet” sort of thing with the design studio. But it was more of a meet and see how many people are in the studio from Ohio … Continue reading

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It all started with a picture of a house

Well, I have a couch. Pat’s sister and I reassembled it last night and even in the air conditioning I was sweatin’ the sin outta me. Is this like a chemical imbalance sort of thing or has it just been … Continue reading

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Roxane Gay's guide to being friends with women

8. Surround yourself with women you can get sloppy drunk with who won’t draw stupid things on your face if you pass out, and who will help you puke, if you over celebrate and who will also tell you if … Continue reading

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Who needs oven racks when you have the sidewalk?

This morning driving into work, the palm trees parted and downtown lay under a dusty heat blanket. 9 am and 100 degrees. These next few days are sure to be something I’ve never felt before. By Friday it will be … Continue reading

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Road thoughts

I found a bunch of thoughts I jotted down in the notes section of my phone. My mind writes best on the road, which is hard for my hands, which makes me think about those voice activated computers that you … Continue reading

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What is the sky anyway/ but a reply to the earth – Elaine Equi

From the poem “Self Portrait as you” The full poem is here and if you have time to sit in a beautiful poem for a while, really roll around with all your clothes off and feel your skin, this is … Continue reading

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