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AGE

We were told, in some playwriting class, that the single most important thing to decide upon when writing a character, was age. Then gender. But the character’s age would determine much of his dramatic arc. Then the other bit of wisdom, probably from Aristotle, was that character was destiny. There were all sorts of rules […]

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Pinkie and the Brain

It began with dessert yesterday. I told the ex-boxer that we were having a brownie for dessert. But it wasn’t brown, it was a gooey chocolate thing that you needed a hacksaw to cut. He looked at it and said with absolute certainty: that’s not a brownie, it’s black. I replied that it was a […]

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Cornbread

I know it’s been a few days or longer since I’ve written anything here. But it is still on my mind. I’ve accomplished one thing since we last spoke: I can know order and administer my own medication. May not sound like a big deal, but it means I know longer have to go down […]

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Titles, Bah

When you sit down at WordPress, the first thing it wants is a title. That makes it seem as if I had some idea of what I was going to write about in this mishmash and most of the time I just sit down and it’s a bubbly twisty stream of unconsciousness. Sometime’s I’ll go […]

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Hep

Just a few quick notes. I found out where the “hep me” voice was coming from, and why I hear it even now in my room. The quick answer is that there is a blind guy here, he dresses like Tom Wolfe in white linen (I think) suit every day, and I’ve run into him […]

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Lost Souls

Of course I don’t believe in ghosts, or vampires or supernatural stuff. I believe in science, because it can be proved right or wrong. But I also believe as either Horatio or Polonius (I’m sure you’ll tell me which ) that there are more things in this world than are dreamt of in your philosophy. […]