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Here is one story that makes me “blush”


I was invited to tell a story at the wonderful Lewiston-based storytelling event The Corner. The theme of the event was “Blush,” and so I told a rendition of the following story, which I’ve told here in a previous entry. Enjoy. Here is how the story originally appeared (with a structural edits here and there) […]

William Burroughs, Glenn Danzig, and cats

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“The cat does not offer services. The cat offers itself. Of course he wants care and shelter. You don’t buy love for nothing.” ― William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside. 1986. “I always thought a punk was someone who took it up the ass.” — William S. Burroughs, Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History […]

The 5 most embarrassing memories from my adolescence


This evening I began considering some of the most embarrassing events of my teenage and adolescence after engaging in an exchange with Kabang Arts Director Meg Shorette and BDN Reporter Mario Moretto about the 1996 film The Craft. With a hint of embarrassment, Moretto admitted that seeing that movie in the 90s sparked his young […]