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Time Ain’t Gonna Start

  “I’m Lonely For You” – Bettye Swann  I’ve been stuck on this one for a while now, since 2007 or 2008, when it popped up late one night on a local college station. I remember scrawling down the more audible lyrics … Continue reading

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Smoking Smoking (I)

(The first in a series) I used to smoke. I quit about a year ago, fairly recently, at least when measured against the decade and a half I spent with a cigarette either in my mouth or less than ten … Continue reading

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Lowlife (II)

(With a nod to Matt Maxwell) I loved comics – I loved everything about them, and I was proud of the work I was doing, but I was ashamed to be doing it. You couldn’t admit to anyone that you … Continue reading

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Lowlife (I)

I. Let’s start with superheroes. The idea had been kicking around for a few decades – in science fiction, the pulps, embedded, perhaps, in the already popular supervillain, who did boffo business in a Europe undergoing the birth pangs of … Continue reading

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On The Passage Of One Man Through A Brief Moment In Time

“Getting Dead” by David Collier The only thing of consequence to occur in David Collier’s “Getting Dead” is just that, the death of Richard Collier – David’s grandfather and the subject/protagonist of the strip – and it’s a done deal … Continue reading

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May, 2004 (One Night Stranded In Another Town)

This is from a longer autobiographical piece, an earlier excerpt of which can be found here. Austin. Late. Saturday night or Sunday morning. At one point, sitting at Mojo’s and contemplating the evening’s next stepping stone – a critical one, as courses of action … Continue reading

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The Whole World Wants To Know

“Our Tune” by The Dolly Mixture This is my favorite song in the world right now, with an emphasis on “right now”. The stupidly obvious meaning of life is whatever song you’re preoccupied with at any given moment. As evidenced … Continue reading

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