Monthly Archives: September 2010

River of Dreams #3: Whispering Mermaids and a Bottle of Gin

Chapter 3 Whispering Mermaids As Random drove the small back streets over Twin Peaks from the City College to the department office near the Medical Center, he focused on driving; the radio was off. He was part of the car. … Continue reading

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River of Dreams #2: Miss Bianca’s Lab Day

Chapter 2 Miss Bianca’s Lab Day On the way to work, Random blasted the radio. The Who’s “Baba O’Reily” came on and he went all Keith Moon on the steering wheel while shouting the words: Out here in the fields … Continue reading

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River of Dreams #1: Kicking My Novel Out of The Nest

I have decided to publish my first and only unfinished, at this point, novel here in order to be rid of it. Much like Nabokov, not in quality unfortunately, I must finish it, but can’t at this point due to … Continue reading

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A Visual Feast: The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Last night my eyes were treated to meal of imagery that will feed my dreams for a while to come. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, directed by Terry Gilliam is full of wonderful weirdness and visual ideas that defy description … Continue reading

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Answers Without Questions: Being My Silly Self In the Classroom

I was going through my job hunting file and found these answers without questions. They say a lot about my process as a teacher and what I value in my work with young children. Luckily my new position lets me … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Bukowski: Words for the Long Journey

Our family is graduating my youngest son from High School as a home schooler (where did those years go?), and I was trying to find words to say that fit what I wanted to tell him about going out in … Continue reading

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Storytellers Inside the Story: Cormac McCarthy’s “The Crossing”

I have been listening to a fine reading (by Alexander Adams) of Cormac McCarthy‘s  “The Crossing.” In it the Author uses different voices to comment on the nature of storytelling, good and evil, life and death, the value of art … Continue reading

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