Monthly Archives: May 2011

Things My Childhood Taught Me #nonfiction #rants

Things My Childhood Taught Me             DISCLAIMER: This essay probably doesn’t have the kind of purposeful ambiguity that makes for good creative nonfiction writing. It is, in other words, probably a bit too straightforward and preachy. But I feel the … Continue reading

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January 6th, 2004 #flashfiction #writing

January 6th, 2004             You stopped walking long enough to tie your shoe and in that moment everything changed. The cessation of your quick and determined pace allowed your pulse to slow down, almost imperceptibly. Because of the fatigue poisons … Continue reading

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Whose Language Is It, Anyway? #nonfiction

Whose Language Is It, Anyway? Musings on Words Fair and Foul      Several years ago, I found myself in an annoying online conversation with one of my oldest daughter’s friends. It started out civilly enough, but eventually, due to the … Continue reading

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January 15th, 2004–flash fiction

I don’t think I’ve posted this one before. Sorry if I have. Coming soon–a nonfiction meditation on foul language. January 15th, 2004      Another new phone book arrived on the stoop today. That makes three this year. I can’t see … Continue reading

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One Friend Said to Another–#poetry

Here’s my favorite haiku I’ve written to this point. Love it? Hate it? Don’t give a rat’s ass? Let me know. One Friend Said to Another Death gives me head in Open elevators while You stand by and watch

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A Hole in the World: Life, Death, and What We Leave Behind #nonfiction

     My next nonfiction piece here was going to be about language fair and foul. That column is still coming, but I felt that this one was more pressing. Thanks for indulging me. A Hole in the World: Life, Death, … Continue reading

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February 23rd, 2004 #flashfiction #writing #fiction

Sorry for the lack of updates over the last week. I’ve been finishing up the spring semester. Now I’ve got a lot of revising to do, so it may be another week or so before I can write a new … Continue reading

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Another Storm of the Century #nonfiction

Another Storm of the Century: A Voice from Tuscaloosa      Back in August of 2005, I sat in my second-floor Baton Rouge apartment and watched Hurricane Katrina swirling over the Gulf of Mexico. The monster storm angled ever closer to … Continue reading

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