Democracy in the Arts

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My favorite tv show, other than the Apprentice, is a show called¬†Project Greenlight. Unknown screen writers enter a competition, and a screenplay is selected to be produced into a motion picture. An unknown director is selected to direct. The process is filmed in traditional Real World fashion. The show is interesting, because people love movies and want to see how …

Is the Novel Dead?

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The back of On the Street Where You Live says the book is about this: Following a nasty divorce and the trauma of being stalked, criminal defense attorney Emily Graham leaves Albany to work in Manhattan. Craving roots, she buys her ancestral home, a Victorian house in the seaside resort town of Spring Lake, New Jersey. Her family sold the …

A Thanksgiving Song

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In the fall of 1989, I was living in Washington D.C. and had purchased a cassette tape of A Child’s Christmas in Whales from a record store on Wisconsin Ave, which I listened to while falling asleep at night. A paid intern at the DSCC, I had some time on my hands during the day, and started composing some prose/poems …

Nov. 22, 1989

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When I turned 21, I was living in Washington D.C. working at the DSCC. Inspired, I guess, by A Child’s Christmas in Whales, I starting typing this out, followed soonafter by Thursdays in Late November. Obviously no comparison to Dylan Thomas, what I find interesting, as several of these words come up red on the Spell-Check, is the “Impressionistic” meaning …