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Magdalene Aubergine is Alive!

Magdalene Aubergine is now available for purchase. One of the pieces in the book is "Spaghetti Jesus," a ramble the title of which was prompted by a billboard that I could see from my bedroom window for a while a long time ago. At the time I remember thinking, "That looks like... Nah. You're slippin'… Continue reading Magdalene Aubergine is Alive!

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Elizabeth Wurtzel, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb?

There are two Pat Benatar songs stuck in my head right now, both from the same album, "Tropico," which is my favorite Pat Benatar album. I had a copy of "Tropico" way back in the day, bought from the local music store. It was scratched, right out of the sleeve. Couldn't return it. So I… Continue reading Elizabeth Wurtzel, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb?

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When Half-Gods Go

Here we are, can you believe it, going into September. Where does the time go? I'm still reading Carl Sandburg's big book of Abraham Lincoln. I've no words adequate to do it justice. There is no doubt that the United States would not still exist, our Constitution would not have been preserved, were it not… Continue reading When Half-Gods Go

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Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe

This book is a collection of short stories, flash fiction, a few poems, variations on a theme. These are stories about relationships, some are character, or lack of character, portraits, others are cautionary, observational, personal. The Starlight Deluxe, a diner, is a feature in many of these tales. Previously published pieces include 'With All the… Continue reading Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe

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Notre Dame is Burning

I've long wanted to visit Paris. Some years ago I began having dreams about the city. The dreams subsided but my interest in visiting did not. In recent years I'd resigned myself to thinking it would remain a lovely dream, perhaps a necessary one, but nothing more than that. While it remains possible that such… Continue reading Notre Dame is Burning

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Perpetually Midnight at The Starlight, A Diner Movie

Working on the cover for Bones, or COLB, I became inspired. I've been thinking about this book for years, recently, however, several of my published stories became unavailable online, and I decided they need a home at The Starlight Deluxe. Of all my many webpage incarnations over the years, "Midnight at The Starlight Deluxe" was… Continue reading Perpetually Midnight at The Starlight, A Diner Movie