Category Archives: culture

Victory Day

Every year, my state takes an August Monday holiday. Every year, I protest. Rhode Island is the last state in the union to continue to have a state holiday for the end of World War II. Thus, Rhode Island seems … Continue reading

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May the Fourth

A day for silly Star Wars jokes and remembering Kent State. And the last day of classes for me for another semester.

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May Day

Flower baskets. Fire department breakfasts. May queens. Workers’ marches. The reason the United States celebrates Labor Day in September. Viburnum in bloom. This is not a poem. Calloo, callay.

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Influence

This week, writer Neil Gaiman used a tweet written by a friend of mine as inspiration for a song. There are three related videos on YouTube, two from a live performance and another that illustrates the songwriting process. The live … Continue reading

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iPhone Spying

Since I’ve been thinking about audience this week, I’ll use today’s fifteen minutes on an experiment. I’m guessing that giving the post this title will garner a bunch of hits. I’ll post the number tomorrow. The title is not really … Continue reading

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Narrative, Fiction, Life

For as long as I can remember, I’ve used fictions written by others as a refuge from difficult emotions. I’ve written here before about the lure of narrative, and I’m quite conscious, as I turn to this topic again, of … Continue reading

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Post to the Host

Okay, folks, I’ve done my part. I just wrote and sent the following to PHC. I followed the url for the lyrics to “Tom and Sally” posted in the comments here by Tyler and Lyonside, then scrolled down to Contact. … Continue reading

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