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hallucinating houston

“… who lounged hungry and lonesome through Houston seeking  jazz or sex or soup,” (from Howl by Allen Ginsberg) Before I left Houston, someone asked me what my favorite memory of Houston was. I said I would have to think about it. After all, I had been living in the Bayou City off and on for more […]

Bradbury Summer

‎1986 was my Bradbury summer. I read every thing by Bradbury I could get my hands on that Summer, which was quite a bit, because I received an entire library of science fiction books for Christmas the previous year. When I saw in the TV listings that Farenheit 451 was going to be on television […]

the rumpus shall never end

Near the end of his life, visual storyteller Maurice Sendak gave a really good interview for NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross in which he reflected on his life and career and the nature of mortality. If his passing saddens you, listen to this interview. For a man aware of his fading existence, he sounds so much more alive than most […]

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