WRITING ABOUT SEX(X)

Writing about Sex is like cooking with garlic: the garlic is not the point. Imagine writing a scene in which…

SCI FI FOR MODERNS

Six Quickies and Two Shorts from my Collection WE DO NOT DIE   ********   10         …

KOOTCHIE TOWERS EXCERPT #4

Let’s take a stylistic trip across Literary History, back to when Novels were Novels, Writers were Writers, and Sex was…

TRUTH-WIT’S PHLOGISTON

Good stuff. Not quite sure what the “stuff” is but it’s good. An academically-trained practitioner of the bodily-invested postmodern breaks…

FICTIFICATION and ITS RISKS

In my latest completed Novel, THIS INCREDIBLE SEX  COMEDY, the (often far-out) fiction is so closely mixed with solid thru-lines of autobiography that…

TEH TYME MASHEEN

  1.  “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.”—H.G. Wells It isn’t widely known that H. G.…

RADICAL RASPBERRIES

  1THEM TOO The problem isn’t “MEN (eye-roll™)”… the problem always was and always will be that powerful people, men…

JOY

  “Wait,”  said Mara, “I know this.” She turns it up. “This is Beethoven. Or Mozart or stuff.” It is…

INUTILE ARGUMENTATION

A Fugue of Six Subtly-Interrelated Short Essays 1FORBIDDING POTENCY JHVH or “Jehovah” was once a kind of J-word: “Religiously observant Jews and…

QUICK LITTLE WEBBY TITTERS

  Category: Hilariously Misbegotten i-Yuppie Pretences Description: Regarding the character-forming utility of bedtime stories (if you’ve been using them to…

LET X=

1-LOWER MATH   Today’s winkingly pseudo-progressive racialism award goes to Eric Ross Weinstein, who coyly tweeted, the night before Xmas (emphasis…

JULES: a short story

The night my uncle Chandler did grievous damage to his Beetle at a bend in the road in North Carolina…

3Pomes from IF BERLIN

“Fate rarely opts for the strictly comic or the simply tragic when the tragicomic will do.”-Pastor Prime . 3Pomes from…

A READER WRITES

  Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018 5:47 PM Subject: M & N Steven!   Much great writing on your blog over these…

THREE OBLOMOVIAN OBLOQUIES

  1-JUNGIAN (Borgesian?) EPITAPH   In the summer of 2002, two women I’d known in Berlin, in the early ’90s,…

FATHERSTORY: THE INVERSIONS

Without Life’s bizarre and often ironic twists and turns and dips and loops, it wouldn’t be Life… it would be…

THURSDAY NIGHT BY THE LIBRARY

  Nanette Glitz referred to the mop-filled warren in the basement containing the janitor’s closet as “the physical plant,”  a…

21 UNFORGIVABLE ONE-LINERS

    Let’s keep wrapping our heads around the spectacle of McCarthyite Lefties until it feels right! Let’s empower Women…

MR. GOOLD: a short story

  The neon artist, shit, I heard he’d been in a psychedelic band in the late ’60s when nothing was…

DR. RED: a short story

  I see someone has promptly raised a hand. This is very good. Because I want to ask a question.…

LIVES of the POET

  1. PREAMBLE A man approaches a microphone mounted on a canting stand in the beam of an unspectacular spotlight…

THOUGHT PROCESS

  “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is…