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Adrian Blevins: Late-Breaking Yew-Berry News from the Madman’s Love Shack

The catalogue of infractions I have committed against this world would overflow a small library, for what it’s worth. I pilfered a pack of gum before I could talk; I … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Doug Anderson: Singles Ad

Old, that is, damn near seventy two, but possessed. You must be able to love the inconvenience of the hot coal in my heart that goes white hot with breath. … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · 12 Comments

Audio: Raymond Carver reads “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”

Here’s an audio recording of Raymond Carver reading his most famous story, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” Taped in a Palo Alto hotel room in 1983 … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Martin Luther King: The Key

Originally posted on Great Middle Way:
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. … I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This…

January 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Love In A Time Of Riots

Yesterday, on National Public Radio, “And now the news from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and St. Louis.”   There’s a list on which I’m proud to hear my hometown, the city I … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

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