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I’m always interested in where books were written, so here is a thing about where I wrote some books. From late 2010 to March 2012 I wrote a novel called “The Dream Devours the World” in San Diego, in my apartment–

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The Next Re-Edit

You must learn the ways of the midichlorians, if you’re to come with me to Alderaan. Judge me by my size, do you? And well you should not. For my ally is the midichlorians, and a powerful ally they are. Life creates them, makes them grow. Their energy surrounds us, and binds us. Luminous beings … Continue reading »

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Notions, Concepts, and Ideas

In “Annie Hall,” when they go to LA, at a party at Paul Simon’s house, one “Hollywood player” is heard saying to another, “Right now it’s just a notion, but I think I can get the money to make it a concept, and later turn it into an idea.”  We know that the recent Star … Continue reading »

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“I’ve always thought that I had the perfect hair to play Jim Hawkins from Treasure Island. But now that I’m too old to play him, I feel that my hair has been wasted! Keeps me awake at night, man!” — James McAvoy Me too, James.  Me too.  

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The Laffer Curve vs. Starve the Beast

Llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllet’s get ready to rumbllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllle!  Innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn this corner…  from Chicago, Illinois…  we have…  the Aggro Mnemonics of Macroeconomics…  the Golden Calf of the Powerpoint Graph…  the Nomad Pagan of Ronald Reagan…  the Laffer Cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurve!  And in the other corner…  weighing in at small enough to drown in a bathtub…  we have…  the Hellfire Nemesis of … Continue reading »

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This Whole Idea

Ron Paul quotes: This whole idea that the whole Muslim world is responsible for this and they’re attacking us because we’re free and prosperous, that is just not true.   This whole idea that we have to be in 130 countries and 900 bases . . . is an old-fashioned idea.

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Cry for Me, Stara Zagora

Exercise Oct 11 2011 I know you won’t feel sorry for me. Stara Zagora is the most fabled city of the twenty-three real worldlines, and has sparkling echoes in nearly every of the one hundred and forty-four thousand shadow worlds. Perched on a marble hill overlooking a crystalline blue bay, the weather is near perfect … Continue reading »

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Read My Story

I got paid the big, big bucks for this, so you better read it.

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The Enema

by Charles Baudelaire My young foot is a tenebrous orange, Traversing a pair of brilliant suns; The tangent and the rain are fated to be ravaged, Like a quill resting in my garden of vermillion fruits. There, I touch the autonomy of ideas, And the fat quill employs the pelicans and the rats For reassembling … Continue reading »

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The Day I Became Swept Up in a Popular New Phenomenon

You already know about the phenomenon.  You, like millions of others, probably love it.  You probably find it incredible that anyone dislikes the phenomenon.  But, Reader, I confess: until recently I hated the phenomenon.  Until recently I found even the mention of the phenomenon obnoxious.  Any discussion of the huge amounts of money the phenomenon … Continue reading »

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