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Month: August 2009

Novelist, Essayist, (Recovering) Journalist

Résumé

Or: The things I can do to a chicken. Résumé Razors pain you Rivers are damp Acids stain you And drugs cause cramp Guns aren’t lawful Nooses give Gas smells awful You might as well live. Dorothy Parker About a week ago, I spent some time on the patio of a dear friend, enjoying good…
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The Politics of Patriotism

Or: When political dissent isn’t. I read with great interest the following story on NBC with dismay. It had been linked as a headline on the Drudge Report, (yes, Liberals read Matt Drudge), and I was saddened yet again by the terrific state to which the American political discourse has sunken. There were signs comparingÂ…
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The art of selling yourself

Or: Why Spammers should be summarily executed. I get a lot of e-mail. My grandmother gets angry when I spend half my time looking at my iPhone and clicking away. She assumes I’m spending my time with her texting some girl random nothings. (“I remember a world before text messages. People talked,” seems to be…
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