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Magdalene Aubergine, This Weekend

Sometime before Monday, "Magdalene Aubergine" should be available for purchase. When it goes live on Amazon, I'll post up the link and link it on my book pages. I went over my proof-copy today (it arrived bent but after spending the afternoon under a stack of big books it straightened out.) I'll be going over… Continue reading Magdalene Aubergine, This Weekend

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Motel Chronicles, Sam Shepard

"Motel Chronicles" is a collection of fiction, personal recollections, and poetry, by Sam Shepard. Written with a sparse, clean, direct, style, though not without Shepard's trademark thinking man's approach, I found these pieces to be compelling and a much-needed respite from the noise of the overly talkative world. I would call these pieces stark, and… Continue reading Motel Chronicles, Sam Shepard

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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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Mermaids

So, after a whirlwind autumn season, I'm finding myself distracted. Luckily, I know what I need to do to correct the situation. I'm also having a moment of feeling like there are so many things I want to say about so many things, and yet I know none of them would be useful. There's a… Continue reading Mermaids

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A Subtle Shift in the Light

There are, I believe, pivotal moments in every life. This idea is one that has been much explored in literature, philosophy, art. What a blessing it is, I think, to be gifted with self-awareness in such moments, to be able to feel the subtle shift in the energy of the universe. Of course, sometimes that… Continue reading A Subtle Shift in the Light

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Dig A Little Deeper

Over the course of the last two days, I've finally had a little bit of time to work on the book again, "Magdalene Aubergine." I keep thinking it's finished and then it grows. I don't know if it is turning out to be the book I intended to write, but it is the book I… Continue reading Dig A Little Deeper