Monthly Archives: December 2011

last days of the year

are often difficult for me to make decent use of.  This year I am making a robust effort to clean out old closets and donate their contents (I mean actual physical closets, not metaphorical ones).  It’s a bigger job than … Continue reading

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Blessings

to everyone reading this, to all beings everywhere. I just got a rejection letter from a small press (on Christmas), but I’m even grateful for the rejection, because it closes an unanswered question and confirms my suspicions about the press.  … Continue reading

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festival of trees

On yahoo’s platform (the highlighted words were not my doing), hope it pleases: http://voices.yahoo.com/festival-trees-remembering-long-lost-decembers-10674927.html?cat=43

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Saturnalia

The celebration of Christmas is a powerful religious and cultural tradition. It’s hard for me to imagine winter without it. But for thousands of years before, during and well after the birth of Christ, there was a different kind of … Continue reading

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the worst road trip

of my adult life is detailed here: http://voices.yahoo.com/the-worst-road-trip-traveling-career-10656571.html I’m sorry that I didn’t write here in my blog, but Yahoo “pays” me 1/10th of a cent for every view.  So, if ten thousand people view it, I’ll make one dollar. … Continue reading

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greatest gift

The only way I’m going to get though this broke Christmas is to be constantly grateful for what I have been given.  I will list the greatest gifts I’ve received at different Christmases (this is a WordPress prompt, by the … Continue reading

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forgiveness

is giving up the hope for a better past. (Wish I could remember where I saw that, but for now, call it anonymous).

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Unedited prose on James Whale’s “Frankenstein” (1931)

Scene 1: What cemetery has an actual skeleton dressed up like the grim reaper standing guard?  Well, it’s 1931, it’s James Whale; it will be over the top.  The drama of jagged rocks against an evening sky, the sharp diagonal. … Continue reading

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photo challenge: family

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The Piers

I’m not sure how well the following photos translated visually; I wish I had a big scanner to reproduce and document many things, including these two storyboards I just finished. Hopefully you can read the comics; do let me know … Continue reading

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