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Gender
Male
Birthday
May 8 1943
Location
Dallas, Texas
About Me
Born in Galveston, Texas; grew up in Kentucky. Now I live in Dallas, Texas; retired drafter. Single. Heavy reader, doodle in drawing and painting. Restless, making writing difficult as it requires long hours of butt-in-chair. I like working alone, though. I suffer through long periods of writers block, followed by short spells of prolific production.
Type of Writer
I write in my own voice and edit on the fly in first drafts, then clean up verbal tics and cut out those parts I'm fond of.
Writing Style
Existential angst; slice of life drama (with, sometimes, a dose of magical realism). occasional humor or satire.
Interests
Literature, writing, art, architecture, layman science, philosophy.
Favorite Genres
History, Drama, Hisorical Fiction, Craziness that doesn't fit a genre, Existentialism.
Favorite Books
No Exit, Nausea, The Stranger, Still Life With Woodpecker, The Iliad, A Confederacy of Dunces, Naked Lunch, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Collected Stories of Carol Shields, The Stories of Anton Checkov, The Stories of Nickolai Gogol, etc.
Favorite Authors
Grant Wood, Tom Robbins, Gogol, Checkov, Carol Shields, John Barth, Ron Chernov, Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsburg, Walter Isaacson, Jorges Borges, Angela Carter, John Cheever, Alan Watts, Jean-Paul Satre, John Carver, T.C. Boyle, etc.
Favorite Poets
William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, Alan Ginsburg.
Favorite Quote
I have total disregard for all that connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the children smarter, and old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. -Brendan Behan
Favorite Music
Both kinds: Rock AND roll.
Favorite Movies
The Artist, No Country for Old Men, Bedazzled (first version), Doubt, Eraserhead, 8-1/2, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, The Swimmer, Reflections in a Golden Eye.
NEW AND UPDATED ITEMS
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    Short Fiction: A farmer's wife's infatuation with the moon invites trouble.
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    The Mechanics and Dynamics of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy pathways.
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