Category Archives: Living in the Universe

Open Invitation for “Death Bed Sayings”

“I have been waiting for this moment [my death] since my youth, and it is with extreme anticipation that I wait now.” Continue reading

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Four Genres: Fiction, Poetry, Nonsense, and Blogging

Writing fiction is hard work, and writing poetry is even harder, requiring skills and craftsmanship that I’ve never mastered. Continue reading

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Evolving Torture

Then it could have been sold to Parker Brothers as a semi-board game in which kids could start with insects and spiders, then their parakeets and hamsters before finally working up to little brothers and punks at school. Continue reading

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Writing in the WordPress Garage

Think of it! Writers, who used to spend two years completing a novel and then shopping it around to all the publishers and getting nothing but rejections before committing suicide, now have a self-publishing vehicle, blogs, through which they can immediately find a voice, success, and fulfillment. Belittle not the value thereof. Continue reading

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Writing and Having Sex

Who in their right mind would have bet that blowing your nose could possibly beat sex?
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Look Not Too Far

Why do we avoid looking at vomit but read newspapers? I gave up reading newspapers years ago, and I’ve never looked back. Continue reading

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Animal Spirits and Power Animals

Snakes in comparison are friendly, fun to handle, and seem like the well-wishers of humankind. They also say to stay away from fish unless you’re having them over for dinner with tartar sauce.
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