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The Eighth Wonder of the World

The Eighth Wonder of the World

No one else on the planet seems to remember this but me, but I swear, when I was a kid, it used to be a regular Thanksgiving tradition, after the Lions and Cowboys games were over and all the good food had either been eaten…

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Being Other People – Part One

Being Other People – Part One

Sometimes I get talked into doing some acting.  Sometimes it gets recorded.  Other times it fades quietly into oblivion where it probably belongs.  I don’t know that this is the best performance I’ve ever given, but it’s one of the ones that got recorded. It’s…

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Flatbush – A Found Poem

Flatbush – A Found Poem

Flatbush   I’m Flatbush, born and bred.   Look   I’m forty-five years old, my nigga  Forty-five years old   I been stabbed I been shot I been all kindsa shit   But I’m still here I am still here.    

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Do People Still Read Raymond Carver?

Do People Still Read Raymond Carver?

There was a period in my life, just after finishing college, when I wanted very much to be a novelist.  To that end, I spent just over a decade living in a room in my father’s attic, earning my keep with a job at the…

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Mrs. Laughlin, Your Kid is a Rotten Egg.

Mrs. Laughlin, Your Kid is a Rotten Egg.

I love my mother, but I can remember, when I was twelve, getting into a big fight with her because she wanted to come to my school for Parents Day, when all the kids were supposed to bring in their moms and dads. She had…

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UPDATE!

UPDATE!

Okay, so this site is under massive construction while I work out the kinks in learning how to use it.  I’m a fairly smart guy, but a lot of this is new to me, and it feels like I’m trying to get the clock on…

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Notice!

Notice!

This site is under construction.  The previous site was destroyed by coalition scouts.

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The Greatest Child Actor of My Generation

The Greatest Child Actor of My Generation

In 1981, at the age of six, I won something called The Little Mr. America Pageant, a child beauty contest I’d entered at my mom’s insistence, at an age when I was far too young to really understand what it entailed or why I should…

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