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SCENE FROM AN ALTERNATE LIFE – II

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When your husband diedAnd Conroy went away to school you weren’t left with muchBut brushes and a palletYour afternoons to start the dayAlone at the edge of the AtlanticWaiting for winter’s cruel fist to disrupt the tunnel vision This is your gray period, your life has been a gray periodI am a gray periodThe decades in your wrist, theLoneliness in your fingertips the color of concreteYour sweater...

How Many things does “Current Events” mean?

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The idea of being insane. In 2002. Was to speak outover the drumbeat. It is okay to be insane.Now. Saul Williams on Sway in tHE MORNING I first heard Saul Williams in 2004 around the release of his eponymous album. I remember where (the Bleak House Books office), I remember the volume (loud), but mostly what I remember is not having the ability to fully process what I was hearing because it was...

THE WEIRD THING THAT HAPPENED WITH MY BRAIN…

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In an earlier post about my melanoma diagnosis I wrote an aside — There’s a whole lot I’ll write about one day once I understand things. In the days leading up to the biopsy and the immediate days that followed my brain did some really really weird things.  So what was that weird thing? I don’t know. For us to discuss it, there are some things you should know and I know that the...

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Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.