Category: writing

  • Genius in our Midst: Billy Bragg

    In 1983, Billy Bragg released his first album, Life’s a Riot with Spy vs. Spy, unleashing his ferocious talent on the music world. In acts of pure alchemy, he merges the rough-edged punk of The Clash with the earnest protest folk of Phil Ochs and sprinkles his songwriting with a unique perspective on the relationship […]

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  • the foundation

    The foundation hasn’t collapsed yet but the pillars that are holding it up are getting wobbly. The sun is still holding us in its orbit, giving away its rides for free, and hiding its face from the darkness at night. Some things are still sour and others still sweet. Morning makes me feel like anything […]

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  • Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest was one of the most difficult books I ever read. To find out why, follow the link below to read my thoughts in the Fall 2021 issue of Blydyn Square Review.

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  • XXXIX

    Fran Liebowitz says that you can only truly relate to people who were born within 10 years of you. People who were born 20 years from my date of birth – those born in 1942 or 1982 – are alien creatures, literally born on a different planet than me. I have a slightly better understanding […]

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  • The Porch

    Even the birds seem to know This morning has a promise Soft blindfold of night falls away This is the time when light Shows everything just as you dreamed it would be Tomorrow has come around Carried on a breeze light enough To float away memories

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