Listen to the Warm

When I was a teenager, I had very specific ideas about what constituted poetry, rhyming verses, measured lines, lofty subjects like love and death. Then I read Listen to the Warm by Rod McKuen, and everything changed. I was aware of McKuen's work as a singer and songwriter, having seen him on television in the … Continue reading Listen to the Warm

Choking Doberman: Not the Standard Myth

The other night I came in and discovered that my Doberman was choking. I rushed him to the vet who said he'd have to keep the dog overnight for observation. Still somewhat distraught, I headed back to my place. As I got there, the phone was ringing. I rushed inside and picked it up. It … Continue reading Choking Doberman: Not the Standard Myth

Hilarity Clinton: My Discovery of Usenet in the 90s

Before Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even the vast Web itself, there was Usenet, where anyone, anywhere, could post whatever was on his or her mind, and millions around the globe had the option of reading it or forever blocking the person posting. It was in this free-wheeling environment where I once again found a sense … Continue reading Hilarity Clinton: My Discovery of Usenet in the 90s