Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sorry, Folks!

I’m swamped with grading and can’t update the blog today. I probably won’t get to until next week, as I’ll be trying to finish up the summer semester until then. I’ll be back ASAP. In the meantime, I’ll miss you … Continue reading

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The 24-Hour News Cycle–a Rant #nonfiction #news #rants

The 24-Hour News Cycle: In My Opinion, This Sucks                 **Disclaimers** For fans of my series on aging (both of you), I’ll be getting back to it as soon as other things stop pissing me off. In the meantime, I … Continue reading

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Untitled on Purpose III–Poem #writing #poetry

Untitled on Purpose III Sunset brings to me A new mind changed from Old like night to day, The people in my head Swimming frantic blue Juxtaposition Backstrokes through ever Muddy waters of Yesterday. Dimming Light and fading strength Run … Continue reading

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Comments Sections and the Death of Civilization–A Rant

Comments Sections and the Death of Civilization                 In my forty-plus years on Earth, I have witnessed many phenomena that someone, somewhere posited as the death-knell of the American Empire, western civilization, even the world—Feminism, Civil Rights, rock and roll, … Continue reading

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January 5th, 2004 #writing #fiction #flashfiction

January 5th, 2004             The night after LSU won the National Championship, he was still partying in the Quarter on Royal Street. He had come from a bar on Bourbon—sometimes it seemed that all the bars were on Bourbon, though … Continue reading

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Whose Hands Are These? #nonfiction #writing

Has Anybody Seen My Teeth? 4 “Whose Hands Are These?”             A few months back, Kalene and I were watching an episode of Strange Addictions. The subject of that week’s program was a young woman addicted to tanning. She went … Continue reading

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Seasons–poem #writing #poetry

Seasons Facing industries of Discontent in the fall Of a plague year riding Engines of coherence And unjust compromise I wonder if the sun Can light the way or melt The cold and deadly touch Of human permafrost On Halloween … Continue reading

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On Feline Philosophy #writing #nonfiction

Has Anybody Seen My Teeth? 3 On Feline Philosophy                 Sometimes I wonder what it’s really like to be a cat. Then I remember that, as I get older, I probably already know. They spend most of their day sleeping … Continue reading

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