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I can’t believe my fucking blog has video

On December 22,2018 I donated 7 books to the mini library at Hawthorne and waverley

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Roughing it (after Twain, 1861/1871/2019)

”Careful to something something something…” More of my visual doggerel :

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My mother is a fish, but Cousins is not a monkey

This bit, a new prologue three weeks later, is lifted from the wikipedia entry on David Shields’ “Reality Hunger” my manifesto: Shields also discusses, at length, the distinction between memoir and fiction–a distinction that, Shields argues, is mostly imaginary. Because … Continue reading

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Lunacy as white privileged and ‘Columbus’: Neil Degrasse Tyson w Mark Twain

We believe, because historians tell us, that Christopher Columbus tricked to indigenous islanders into giving him food by causing a lunar eclipse in 1503. I was just reading about this I wonder if that’s why my smart phone suggested I … Continue reading

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Speak friend and enter

I hear Palantir has a new technology, call it a time-machine, with which it will be sending key employees back to 1974 to purchase homes in Palo Alto at the prices they deserve. A beta version of this over-shot considerably … Continue reading

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Mark my words

We picked up one excellent word–a word worth traveling to New Orleans to get; a nice limber, expressive, handy word–‘lagniappe.’ They pronounce it lanny-yap. It is Spanish–so they said. We discovered it at the head of a column of odds … Continue reading

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20 minute triple item on Mencken, Twain and Salinger

because we are leaving for East Bay, Beth Custer at Chapel of the Chimes, at quarter-past 4 on a Saturday   1. The fact is that some of the things men and women have desired most ardently for thousands of … Continue reading

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