Category Archives: On Writing

My intermittent rumbles on writing, aspiring to write and the writing life. I store pent-up anger in this closet.

A Response to all the MFA Curmudgeony

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The interwebs have been abuzz (in certain circles – not the normal world, of course, since everyone else is busy discussing important things like maybe Occupy Wall St.) with furor over MFA rankings published in the Sept/Oct issue of Poets & Writers. After all, bloggers are generally writers and because we’re writers we have things to say about everything. Of… Read more »

Typewriter Experiment #2: The bugger is that I8m out of coffee.

Text (retyped for searchability but not edited): The bugger is that I’m out of coffee. Losing apostrophes and adding spaces. My first attempt at a sentence haunts me on the back side of this paper. This physical dead tree in my typewriter. The sentence draws nearer every time I slide the platter back to its starting point on the far… Read more »

Typewriter Experiment #1: Getting to Know You

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La Dolce Vita soundtrack by Nino Rota

Text (retyped for searchability but not edited): As my first experiment in typing on a typewriter I just wanted to get used to the keyboard and do a little bit of key pounding. I must admit this feels much like heavy lifting compared to typing on a computer. My hand has already begun to cramp from using long lost muscles… Read more »