Thursday, August 28, 2008





I'm trying to work on my comprehensive exams over here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I've been working on a few new public personas that I have been trying out at the library. 

1. Rock n Roll Carl. Rock n Roll Carl wears black plastic glasses. He doesn't take no for an answer and he doesn't ask any questions. Rock n Roll Carl talks over the top of the person he is speaking to, in so many ways. Rock n Roll Carl does not like soft rock and he wants to be clear on that. 

2. Jeff Coleslaw. Jeff Coleslaw doesn't have any clear opinions. He does not wear glasses. Jeff Coleslaw sometimes laughs out loud but kinda fake laughy and quietly when he is reading a book. He wears a bluetooth sometimes. Jeff Coleslaw likes Oasis. 

Monday, August 25, 2008


This is the snail that lives on the sidewalk out front. Its name is Sluggo.  

Update on classes for this fall: 

Writing About Film. ENG 300. Portland State University. 
Introduction to Film Studies. SP399. Portland State University. 

Sunday, August 24, 2008



If any of you write a book, or have written a book called Cliff Hanger, or if you are an author with a book of any title and your name is Cliff Hanger, I have the perfect cover for you.

O Oregon State Fair











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Thursday, August 21, 2008


I am on a very determined hunt for adjunct classes around here. And, um, why is my hair green?

So far:
Writing about Film. ENG 300. Portland State University.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

An early line-up of readers announced for The Clean Part 2008-2009. 

Browne
Mlinko
Gizzi
Carr
Lederer
Ali
Baus
The Pines
!!
Curated by Anthony Hawley

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
















I found some old yearbook photos of myself from alternate universes. 

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Online Chess Update: 
AC 4 ZS 2. 

I stumbled upon A Time for Burning (1966) in the Multnomah County Library a few days ago. It is a documentary about a Lutheran minister who attempts to integrate his church in Omaha. Ernie Chambers, former Nebraska State Senator, is featured in a few scenes. I wanted to tell you about this because I think you should learn about Sen. Chambers, if you haven't already. You should know about him if you are from Omaha, and if you are not from Omaha, you should know about him because you are a good citizen.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


For an hour, I watched a guy on an acid trip threaten to jump from his first floor window.
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Here is that video I mentioned in the comments section. There are about 16 F-bombs in it, in 56 seconds. Just so you know. 



Monday, August 11, 2008