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For “Good” Friday– I Asked Her: What Makes You Happy?

Feeling fluid, the way the sky looks while I’m floating on my back; The blood-moon on my left while the ships pass; a negligee, on a warm, windy night. Eating a rich dessert after swimming: strawberry shortcake, with whipped creme. … Continue reading

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For Palm Sunday, Palette.

“I assure you, most solemnly, I tell you unless a wo/man is born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” -John 3:5

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Drawing, Parallels & Keeping Your Head Above the Water

“I remember being the recipient of that kind of attention, knowing there was perfection to trace and retrace, unwavering details of technical precision that, on good days, made practice a sharpening, rather than the unraveling it usually felt like to … Continue reading

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Seattle: cool. AWP: meh.

“Is it the sea you hear in me,Its dissatisfactions?”-Plath, Elm. No. Sure, AWP was very disappointing, but Seattle was perfectly fine, and I enjoyed my time there. Maybe I am dissatisfied about AWP. Maybe I am hesitant to say that … Continue reading

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Deep Down Ingrained Sexism, Games, and Whining

I Flipped through an article on February 17 by Brenna Hillier that had a catchy title, but decided to relegate it to my “stuff to address later” project. Here’s where I try to unpack Ms. Hillier’s arguments, then comment on … Continue reading

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Why EA’s Mobile Dungeon Keeper Ironically Succeeds

Last week, after a protracted time of testing, Electronic Arts opened the flood-gates and let the rest of the world play a mobile rendition of a franchise they bought from properties created by┬áPeter Molyneux called Dungeon Keeper. As it happened, … Continue reading

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No history is so hard to write as that of our own times

“No history is so hard to write as that of our own times. Few, if any, can free themselves from the fashions of thought and opinion which control the daily life of their neighbors, and every one inhales to some … Continue reading

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NVIDIA Wants to Kill Traditional Gaming

It happened a couple weeks ago, and coincided with a huge sale of XboxOnes and PS4s, the last generation of home consoles as we will know it. NVIDIA did something they’d been waiting for months to do, and, I can … Continue reading

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Que sais-je? What do I know?

“The novel sprang from the letter, the diary, the report of a journey; it felt itself alive in the form of every record of private life. Subjectivity was soon everybody’s subject.”-Shields, Reality Hunger, 2010. I’m re-reading a book I was … Continue reading

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Control

“To give your sheep or cow a large, spacious meadow is the way to control him.”-Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, 31. Instead of reflexively replying to things we read, see, hear, it is my view that commentary, unless critically … Continue reading

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