July 2006

That goddam Brandon has already done it better than I could ever dream of (and on demand, no less), but a promise is a promise. And so I submit for your approval (or not) the poor little foundling post, dressed up and paraded before you like an awkward tween at the orphanage on Potential Parents’ […]

Posted in: The Personal Ones

Sometimes when you work for yourself for a long time you forget why And you find yourself working longer and harder because when you started it felt so good And when you stopped it felt so scary But sometimes when you work for yourself for a long time you have to say ‘no’ no matter […]

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I know Brandon will be all over my shit for not posting the actual GOOD-LOOKING VS. ATTRACTIVE blog first, but frankly, I am so pissed at Dreamhost now, I can barely write straight*. Besides, it’s too hot here in Ye Olde Time Los-Angeles-with-a-hard-”g” to think deeply. And I’m a former media maven. So I’m using […]

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the rolling blackouts have started and my building is dark or will be when the sun sets no power for the two old ladies who have lived there since it was built way, way back in ’59 not that they have A/C or insulation or even the magic of cross-ventilation (that’s not how they built […]

Posted in: The Political Ones

After a long day following a stretch of long days it is hard to come home to almost as much heat and just as much work as when you left it. And facing a long day followed by a stretch of long days (including the ones some people call “weekends”) it is hard to come […]

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The old-school lit-world isn’t the only place where you’ll find the crap piled high. No, my friend, if you’re a blogger, you know it all too well… The Slush Pile. Yes, that sad, electronic stack of half-gnawed posts festering away on your desktop, your thumb drive, your poor, overworked, shared server. Each one started with […]

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I don’t know why as adults, we feel like we should take the summer off the way we did when we were kids. I get that the conditioning is pretty strong coming off of 12 or 16 years of school, but really, at nigh-on-45, WTF? It’s not like I haven’t had some clue that the […]

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I’m not a political creature. I don’t have the news-junky disease, and I find it effortful at times to keep up with current events. Most of it just makes me anxious and depressed, and I feel like most of the time, I’m serving the world more efficiently by going about the daily business of extracting […]

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shrinkage is great, I’ll be the first to admit it. go in with scrambled brains a hard little heart and a farkakte compass come out five years later with a passing chance of not passing your shit on to the next generation. on the other hand… sometimes an ink blot is just an ink blot […]

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It occurs to me that over the years, I have honed my swear vocabulary to a few tried and true favorites and a few (I think) completely made up swears. In the interest of sharing, or, more appropriately, in the interest of sharing to get you to share, I’m spilling them here, along with a […]

Posted in: The Silly Ones