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This is my blog. I write about stuff here. Mostly stuff about where I'm at, what I'm thinking, and what books I'm reading. I also like to do readings, public or private. Hit me up if you want to talk about it. I'm open to any ideas.

How do you buy books?

How one buys a book is important to me, as you might have ascertained by reading some of my blog entries. When I look for a specific title, I buy it directly online. Bookstores are for buying books when you don’t know what you want to buy.

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A Negro and An Ofay

I had a blast reading this book. Every character comes to life, and especially the story’s hero, Elliot Caprice. I’m hooked, I want to read more, though I must say, the author has given himself quite a challenge with this introductory novel, where to go next? I can’t wait to find out.

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New Book Placement, Life Keeps Going

And if in case you hadn’t heard, I live in Houston, Texas. Moved here in January of the year of our Monkey 2017. So it ain’t been that long since I’ve been here. This cool little book & record store on Dunlavy and Westheimer in the heart of Montrose decided that both BEER SONGS FOR THE LONELY and GOOD FEELING SEVEN SHORT STORIES should live within their walls.

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Taking the Highway in Roads

The muse of this book is the highway, not the place of departure, not the place of arrival, but the journey between those two points. In a sense, where one might be heading, and where one comes from, is of little importance.

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Day One Without Facebook

It’s like part of my nerve center has been cut off. I no longer know what the herd thinks. And fuck me, I’m gonna have to go out into the world and talk with people to find this shit out by myself, and by god, I’m only gonna get to find out information one person at a time, instead of a thousand people at a time per second.

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Back in the grind

Being back in Austin for under a month or something, it’s like I’ve been flying through some space conduit of interlocking labyrinth where there is no up, no down, no sideways, nothing that can orient you into at least having some sort of understanding of where you stand. Basically, I’m all over the place. Having to work for a living has definitely hurt my writing schedule.

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Choices, things learnt, and adventures…

On October 15th of 2015, I took off in my little RV for a grand adventure. I had all these huge plans and dreams—as I always do whenever I start something new—and in the end, I didn’t achieve a lot of what I set out to do, and somehow managed to experience a great deal more than I had imagined; for this reason, this trip was an absolute success with many small failures throughout.

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Saltimbanque

On the road again… it feels like the road is the only place I’ve ever been. The mind plays tricks on you, or at least my mind plays tricks on me, and I forget that I’ve lived other places, done other things, and lived other lives. I forget. I get confused.

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Hit the road, son

Son, your fears are stupid I tell you, I know, I’ve been there, and you ain’t got nothing
to gain by sitting here and being afraid. I’m telling you: Just drive, and be thankful for them fears of yours, they’ll keep you alive but they’ll also grind you up and stuff you in the corner of the room all trembling and looking like a god damned idiot, son.

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50 bales of hay & a few pigs

I drove to Woodland, CA with farmer Pattie to pick up 50 bales of mixed grains the other day. We got most of it loaded before Greg, the hay farmer, showed up from his day job as a machinist to help us finish loading the bales.

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First Day on the Farm

Yesterday was my first day on the farm. You know what they say, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Well, this is probably going to kill me, however if it doesn’t, then I’ll have one hell of tale to tell… and maybe I’ll be stronger.

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Transition to Phase II

Getting out of bed was difficult this morning. There was a car chase of some kind involving lots of police officers in squad cars early this morning that woke me up around 4:45 am. Then I didn’t want to get up. Bed is simply too warm and cozy.

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Bookstores and Book reviews

I love bookstores. I love books. I brought with me quite a few books to keep me occupied, and yet I can’t help myself. I stop at every single bookstore I see on the way. And I buy more books. Why? Because one never possesses enough books.

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One with the Universe

It’s been years since I’ve read Henry Miller. When I was a young man in my late teens, I read Tropic of Cancer which was a good enough shock, and then I read his trilogy, The Rosy Crucifixion which basically turned my life and my world around.

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3000 miles on the road mark!

outhern California is cold! I bought some thermal “arctic tolerant” wool socks yesterday after both my feet just about froze off and ran back to Central Texas on their own. That would have left me in one hell of a bind.

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Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

I am so thankful for these last few weeks I’ve had, and for everybody who has taken part of my little journey so far, and who will in the future. Thank you. Thank you for following my adventure. I appreciate you. Now buy my fucking books!

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Las Vegas and my thoughts

I’ve been having an existential moment for the last 40+ years or so. So this isn’t really news. Story of my life. I’m not sure that I like Las Vegas. This city shouldn’t be here, it’s not real, yet here it is in all its glory and ugliness. Plop in the middle of the desert…

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Book Reviews

People run around naked completely drunk discovering things I cannot mention here. A house becomes living flesh, and all that that entails is described to its most gruesome detail. A village refuses the most bizarre of peace offerings, and responds in a manner that you will have to find out for yourself.

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My thoughts this morning…a bit of a rant

I appreciate an affordable town. It’s a college town as well, so there’s plenty of bars and places to hang out. And, it is sketchy, which I’m afraid to admit that I kind of like. I like sleaze and dark bars, and gritty dinners. I don’t know where they’re at in this town, but I’m sure they exist somewhere;

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is such a walk-able city. Seems like you can get anywhere you need to go on foot or bike, and what a relief that is. It’s much smaller than Austin and you really don’t need a car…I like that very much. Plenty of hip artist types as in Austin, along with everything they often bring to a city such as plenty of yoga, pilates, and slick coffee shops to choose from.

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First Break Down

It was my second day at Davis Mountain State Park. I arrived after an amazing few days in Mason, Texas—so amazing that I thought briefly: Why go on? This place is about as cool as it gets.

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Mason, Texas

I had to run into town this morning for a bathroom emergency…it was like: I got to get this rig to town faster than a Nascar driver on Viagra, or else it’s going to be a shit storm!

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Thank You Austin, You Rock!

Austin, this isn’t really goodbye, it’s more of a see you later, my old friend. I’ll be back. Sure, I don’t know when, or how, but those things are inconsequential. We’ll figure out the details at a later date.

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