Fiction

my answer to a now-deleted question on Quora

I had fun answering this question on Quora, but in the middle of trying to add photos to my response, the folks at Quora removed it. Yeah, it was a weird, racist-y troll question, but I think I had a really good answer. Here it is. Did Armenians lose their ancient land, Antarctica, to penguins? […]

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Politics

Kavanaugh’s confirmation will spell the end of GOP hegemony (if we want it).

With their rush to nominate Kavanaugh, they’re actively working to piss off the voters they most desperately need if they want to keep control in 2018.

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Personal Shit

I just took a bath!

It was amazing. I felt like this. And then this. And a little bit of THIS. And that’s good. Because I was so dirty, I was afraid it was about to get like this.

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Bands

Just a reminder: Beach House are thieving scumbags.

We’ve talked about this before. But let us NEVER forget!!! In the very early 70s, a lovely, ramshackle folk trio called Tony, Caro and John released a very rare album with this song on it. It’s one of my faves: Decades later, the then up-and-coming band Beach House took that song’s ENTIRE lyrical and melodic […]

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Poetry

Ogden Nash

I think I’ve found my favorite poet of the week!  He’s the author of one of Gene Wilder’s best lines from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory:  “Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.” Reading his poetry is like giving yourself a warm witty smile.  It’s somewhere in the vein of Shel Silverstein and Dr. Seuss, but much […]

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A Rrose in a Prose, Lit Events, Literature, Los Angeles, Poetry

Trista Hurley-Waxali today at A Rrose in a Prose!

Another great author who will knock us OUT with her skill today is none other than the famous, the fabulous, the forthcoming-bookish Trista Hurley-Waxali! Trista Hurley-Waxali is the author of the poetry chapbook Dried Up. Her work has appeared in the journals FORTH, Enclave, and Street Line Critics, well as in the Procyon Short Story […]

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Civil Rights, Comedy, Personal Shit, Politics, Television

John Oliver, I love you.

I’m glad someone is preaching the healing truth about how fucked up our federal, state, and local governments have become, and how we’re making billions of dollars for private companies at the expense of the poor, and even at the expense of government. Thank you, John Oliver.

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Celebrities, Gay and Lesbian stuff, Other Stuff, Performers, Personal Shit

Take a chance on Erasure!

If you don’t love at least a little bit of Erasure, you deserve to be dragged into the street and chopped into tiny pieces by mannequin babies that have been wished into life by satanists and now wield dull hatchet blades…

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Uncategorized

Anti-vaxxers suck. And now measles is back. THANKS, assholes.

What the hell is wrong with my fellow white people? I’ve heard the phrase “youth is wasted on the young,” but y’all be proving that education is wasted on the educated. Read this report about the Disneyland measles outbreak, and tell me if this is both shocking and, yet, totally predictable: A recent study from […]

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Art, Bands, Fiction

Sleeping Through Work

Maybe part of it is that I have a strong female side, and don’t associate with a lot of the rough-and-tumble of my male author counterparts. And maybe part of it is that I simply like women and want to hear stories about them, even if they’re coming from me. In this case, though, I can use Amy’s photo as an excuse, because this boogie-ing gal clearly needed a narrative.

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Obituaries, Other Stuff, Personal Shit, Poems

William Mitchell – may your rest in peace.

In hearing of his passing, I couldn’t help but think to 2008, when another friend of our extended bohemian community, Gina Marx, had gone missing. Many thought she had taken her own life, or come to a violent end. And it was William Mitchell who did the legwork to actually find her, and to let us know she was okay.

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