Thoughts …

We became our own time machines. Then, when we grew weary living out our various pasts, we bent our swords into now-shares. We set aside our pleasant albeit useless dreams, and shaped our labor to destroy nostalgia. Still, every now and then, we send each other roses.

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Thoughts …

Consider string theory, which describes a squatting universe forcing her massive dugs onto the napes of our necks. We hear the unpleasant gurgling and brace ourselves. We call this the human condition.

&Now 2009 – Thursday Highlights

The conference is very well attended this year. Dimitri Anastasopoulos and Christina Milletti did an amazing job pulling the thing together. We're hoping they don't collapse from exhaustion. Steve Tomasula presented his DVD "book," Toc. There was some discussion in the wee hours about whether it really is a book, especially since Steve slipped up…

Work, Friends, and the Dreamer

Elvis Presley and a host of life coaches, motivational speakers, analysts, and maybe even mom and dad have all told us to "follow that dream." For the fiction writer, especially for the writer of literary fiction (a species nearly on the verge of extinction), following that dream, holding onto to it, is a challenge: the…