I'm reading Lawrence, Hemingway and Anderson. Tonight, I will read a few chapters in the Sun Also Rises and perhaps a little more of St. Mawr. I'm also reading The Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski. You're going to want to check that out. Full disclosure: I get a small … Continue reading Tonight’s Reading Plan: Lawrence and Lebowski
Last night, I read: "The Woman Who Rode Away" by DH Lawrence The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway, Chapters 1 - 3. If anyone would like to talk about either of those selections, please do comment below. Yesterday, I revised (tried to re-see) a poem I've been working on and got to what I … Continue reading Last Night’s Reading, Yesterday’s Writing
A few weeks ago, I order ordered books from Powell's. When the box arrived on Monday, it weighed 14 pounds. Saul Bellow, D.H. Lawrence, and Joseph Conrad top the list. Some things I've read before but had not previously owned, and other things that will be new to me. Reading as a writer, that is, … Continue reading Fourteen Pounds of Books and Gift Receipts
Make a Nerdy Living: How to Turn Your Passions Into Profit, with Advice from Nerds Around the Globe by Alex Langley scratches at least two itches. One: It's a motivator. If other people can do it, you can at the very least try harder than you probably are. The section on writing includes important, insightful … Continue reading 30-Second Book Review: Make a Nerdy Living
Literature Map says: What else do readers of [any other famous author] read? The closer two writers are, the more likely someone will like both of them. Click on any name to travel along. Did it map you right?
I came across Brautigan's story on Flickr. It made me think right away of Chad VanGaalen's beautiful song. Begging your pardon as I channel my inner teaching assistant: What do you make of this juxtaposition? Different crafts and media, both discovered and shared on the internet, both hewn here in bits of data and binary … Continue reading Electric Juxtapostion: “I Was Trying To Describe You To Someone” and “City of Electric Light” by Richard Brautigan and Chad VanGaalen
Every now and then, the highly esteemed Shawn Rosler drops something on my Facebook wall that amazes, confounds, and renders me generally useless with fanboy delight. Maybe it's something about Noel Gallagher or Ken Burns. And maybe, just maybe, it's a link to an old-school-NES-style game based on The Great Gatsby. Earlier today, I Facebook-officially … Continue reading Great Gatsby Video Game Lets You Party Like It’s 1929