Monthly Archives: January 2010

Body dialogue

Brain:  What do you mean, you agreed to a 10K Trail Run?

Mouth:  You’ve been thinking about it, too.

Brain:  Sure, the way I think about chucking it all and running away to New Zealand to raise goats.  Do you have any idea what you’ve … Read more

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Violence

I freaked myself the fuck out reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I could go the rest of my life without reading another rape scene.  I know the point of art is to reflect and clarify life.  To distill reality.  To chop and reassemble … Read more

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Match

My muscles are sore.  It’s marvelous.  I can feel the cilia of my lungs.  There’s a cathedral in my torso.  A temple of arteries, organs, and blood.  The hum of nerves.  My legs protest just above the knees.  The rapturous miracle of endorphins.

Sometimes my … Read more

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I am reading again.  In the past year, I doubt I’ve made it through twenty books.  I used to read two a week.  I have missed the plunge.  The depth of lives, the transformation of text into landscape and longing and tension and wonder.  I … Read more

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Dream words

A buddy of mine recently described the following:   The toddler is able to get out of his crib now.  And during naptime, he wanders the house, sneaking from room to room, and playing in all the closets.  The other afternoon, one of his mothers was … Read more

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Erika

“It’s like breaking up with Jesus all over again,” she says, and means coming out.  She is twenty-five, and frequently resolute.  She has come out all at once:  family, friends, employers.  We all know these stories. Familiar, each time, as well as entirely new.  A … Read more

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The cuss you are

I watched my first Woody Allen movie in college.  The University of Hawaii had a brilliant movie library, and students could rent anything for free.  All those movies my parents had censored, I watched in an endless marathon.  Crimes and Misdemeanors, True Romance, Three Colors, … Read more

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Dance!

I tend not to mingle.  I’m one of those people who takes up a post at a party, and moves to pee or get another drink.  That’s about it.  You’ll come to me.  You will. You may not even realize you’re doing it.  I didn’t … Read more

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Decor

It’s January, so, of course, we’ve moving everything around.  Changing the art, and the furniture, and the room-scapes.  No, we’re telling our brains, you love winter.  Isn’t winter exciting?  Look at all the new stuff! Everything is new and happy.  You are happy, brain.  Ridiculously … Read more

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The evolving idea

Spoiler alert:  in the following, I will divulge certain aspects relating to the climax of A FIELD GUIDE TO DECEPTION.

It began with an idea for a boy in a trunk.  The boy would be dead.  And, over time, the story of his death would … Read more

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