Killed



My collage, (inspired by the collage work of the talented Mr. John Gall), for a French LP...rejected! Dang. Although now I am addicted to having rubber cement under my fingernails (and it smells pretty rad too). There will be more.


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Alaskan Eyes

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The Things They Took with Them

What is Ruby planning I wonder?

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STEAMTHING


I’ve been reading (re-reading, dog-earing, margin scribbling) the book THE WRECK OF THE HENRY CLAY which is a collection of wonderfully discursive posts from Caleb Crain's blog STEAMBOATS ARE RUINING EVERYTHING. On every other page there is an idea so compelling, an opinion so original, a reference so obscure that I am constantly itching to share it. Frankly, this is one of the most entertaining and informative books I’ve read all year. The posts range in subject matter from deckled edges in book production, to the causes of the rise in autism, to the correct word for describing a bat in flight ("wamble"), to Milan Kundera's possible communist collusion (of course the author, infuriatingly, speaks Czech as well as French), to tree climbing, to the seasonality of deer flatulence. Also included in the collection: a talk entitled "How is the Internet Changing Literary Style" which should be required reading for anyone who participates online in any capacity; an interview with the late and much missed David Foster Wallace in which our hero holds his own in a discussion of Cantorian set-theory and Platonism; and, what may be the most devastating piece of climate-change poetry I've ever read. Crain is one of those rare writers (rare in general, but even rarer online) who always seem to have la citation juste available to him, not because he is a proficient googler, but because he is so outrageously well-read and deep-thinking.

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SUMMER COLD




Tamara is a Genius, or: Things that Show Up in My Mailbox

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