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WRITER’S BLOCK

I’m halfway through Pete Dexter’s wonderful novel Spooner during a week in which I also was blessed enough to rediscover David Mamet’s film House of Games. Both works had me up late at night mourning for the power of the … Continue reading

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VIA CREATIVE PHILOSOPHY

So after 12 years here I hope I’ve learned a thing or two. And God knows I’ve ranted and raved about a bunch of it. But with chiding and prompting from many quarters, I’ve finally taken the time to write … Continue reading

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10 Years Later

10 years later. Milling about the parade. Same blue sky. It’s 8:46 and they’re all out there. The firefighters, the cops, the politicians. The lost and the sick, out from the shadows where Congress Street meets High. The patriots, and … Continue reading

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Logic vs. Reason

Reduce each decision to a simple logic problem. Remove all subjectivity and just look at the data. Data in your favor? OK, launch it. Data shows negative effects? Back to the drawing board. And that data eventually becomes a crutch … Continue reading

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10 Albums That Should’ve Been Commercial Hits

Sweet lord. This is where the so-called power of the Internet exposes an otherwise nice and bright chap to be just like all the rest of humankind, someone with an asshole and an opinion. Both of which are largely best … Continue reading

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Flipboard

Every once in a while you stumble upon technology that is so smart and so expertly rendered that it humbles and inspires you in the same instance. flipboard.com

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Lucero

An unbelievable band that writes surprisingly beautiful melodies and well-crafted lyrics, and then executes them in a style so raw and real that it just grabs you and shakes you. The lead singer has a voice like gravel, but in … Continue reading

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