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Back to School

Happy Labor Day! This week I start back at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland teaching a class I created called Modern Comedy and Satire. 52 more words


At 2300 I Say Thank You

I heard a story on the radio one time about a writer who so desperately wanted his poems to be read that he would print them without his name on them and then walk around town stapling them to telephone poles. 527 more words

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Nano Update #3: Camp NaNo Edition

Hello, September.

The last few weeks of August are always an equal mix of sad and happy: I don’t know if it’s because of summer’s inevitable end, or the smell of slow burning charcoal floating from backyards in late evening, or the fact that all the meaningful anniversaries of my adult life happen to fall in those few weeks, but I always get a little nostalgic (which is great for writing blogs!).  640 more words

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Bottoms Up

“When I’ve painted a woman’s bottom so that I want to touch it, then is finished.” Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841–1919).

Last October, two-thirds of the way through a desperately messy first-ish draft of… 906 more words


The UK: An Only Slightly Different Alternate Reality

I’m sure this is a typical thing, but when I was accepted into my study abroad program I got a lot of pamphlets about culture shock. 307 more words

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Monday - The Day of No Labor

This is what I feel like doing:

This is what I AM doing:

Have a great holiday for those of you who are off. I hope y’all save some beer and BBQ for the rest of us!

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The Not-So-Accidental Blog Tourist

When I started up this blog I told myself I wasn’t going to participate in ALL the blog hops and fests and things like I used to do on my old blog. 660 more words