Thursday, August 17, 2017

on the writer's mental state

A podcast interview with Michael Wayne Hampton and a print interview with Tao Lin both include interesting things to say about each writer's process, mental state, productivity, and more. If you enjoy these interviews, be sure to purchase my books, rate or review any you have already read, stay tuned for more on my leadership pilates video collection, and look forward to my finance pamphlet on how to lose all of your money in penny stocks by the end of 2017.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Philadelphia Free Library has three copies of Auggie's Revenge

An old friend saw Auggie's Revenge as a staff pick at the Walnut Street West location of the Free Library of Philadelphia, and from there I searched to learn the there are three copies in the system.

Sunday, August 6, 2017


Over at Goodreads, I added a few quotations from Fight for Your Long Day, Auggie's Revenge, and Frade Killed Ellen.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Carver as Bukowski

Dr. Don Riggs, Poet Laureate of L.U.S.K. and recent reader on a rooftop near you, alerted us to Raymond Carver's "You Don't Know What Love Is," a poem inspired by the life and work of Charles Bukowski.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Edward Hopper's Intermission

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Dead Milkmen live at Clark Park in 2017

An old friend posted news that The Dead Milkmen played live in Clark this past weekend, and from there I found a performance from 1993. I know well the name of the band, but I was never part of the scene or one who could name or sing their songs. But I've always been a fan of Clark Park as well as contemplating the passage of time, so I enjoyed considering my own various memories of my childhood's neighborhood park whose surreal likeness is the central real estate of my unpublished novel Spark Park (or Cartoon Bubble from a City Underwater).

According to a Wikipedia entry for The Dead Milkmen: ". . .the band's moniker came from a character named 'Milkman Dead' in Toni Morrison's book Song of Solomon." I've twice been assigned Beloved, and I've taught Sula four times, but I've never read Song of Solomon. At this point, I doubt I will as there are so many other writers who deserve attention.