I’m the Man in the Box

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Man in the Box

I’m on vacation, and between time zone changes, sleepless hotel nights, family issues, and time away from the black book I’m coming up empty.  On top of that, I received a half-dozen rejections last week, which really isn’t so bad considering I also placed three pieces, but it’s so much easier to focus on the rejections.  This is one of those weeks when the will to write wanes, and bad alliteration slips past the goalie.  I need a little quiet, some time in the woodshed to sort it all out.

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Published in: Uncategorized on August 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

Nobody will ever need to be shushed in the Bush Library

Nobody will ever need to be shushed in the Bush Library.

Published in: Uncategorized on May 1, 2013 at 5:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

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equal rights“You’re gonna have to serve somebody,” Dylan said, and he was absolutely right.  Unfortunately I’m sort of a goofy rubadub, so there’s not a whole lot of servin’ I can do.

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Published in: Uncategorized on March 28, 2013 at 11:23 pm  Leave a Comment  

Originally posted on Rant Against the Random:

TRIGGER WARNING:

The following includes descriptions, photos, and video that may serve as a trigger for victims of sexual violence.
Please be advised. 

Someone asked me today, “What is ‘rape culture’ anyway? I’m tired of hearing about it.”

Yeah, I hear ya. I’m tired of talking about it. But I’m going to keep talking about it because people like you keep asking that question.

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and though there are dozens of witnesses, no one says, “Stop.”

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and though there are dozens of witnesses, they can’t get anyone to come forward.

Rape culture is when a group of athletes rape a young girl, and adults are informed of it, but no consequences are doled out because the boys “said nothing happened.”

Rape culture is when a group…

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Published in: Uncategorized on March 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Unreal Housewife Enjoys Sweet, Sweet Revenge

The Unreal Housewife Enjoys Sweet, Sweet Revenge.

Published in: Uncategorized on March 8, 2013 at 3:12 am  Leave a Comment  
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SacroboscoHey, are you a fan of Portlandia?  Do you ever wish it was real, and more importantly do you ever wish that there was a Portlandia for right wing extremists?

Over at my vacation home this week I published a satirical piece about such a land.  Read, laugh, share:  http://mauldin.patch.com/blog_posts/where-seldom-is-heard-a-discouraging-word

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Published in: Uncategorized on February 2, 2013 at 4:18 am  Leave a Comment  

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chapter 109

The trunk of my grandfather’s Buick Riviera boat tail held two cases of Budweiser and still had room for Jimmy Hoffa.  “I couldn’t buy any goddamned Coors this side of the Mississippi so I have to drink this horse piss,” he said.  “I don’t know how they can call this beer.”  He slammed the copper-colored trunk lid.  His flattop was razor sharp, as always.

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Published in: Uncategorized on December 18, 2012 at 7:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Like a zoo, Fox News isn’t so scary once you realize the animals can’t get out of their cages

Like a zoo, Fox News isn’t so scary once you realize the animals can’t get out of their cages.

Published in: Uncategorized on November 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Thank you Ann for clarifying that your husband, Mitt, is indeed a liar

 

Please click the link below to read another one of Helen Philpot’s fabulous blog posts.

Thank you Ann for clarifying that your husband, Mitt, is indeed a liar.

Published in: Uncategorized on October 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm  Comments (4)  
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Third period, art.  The only place in that horrible school where I wasn’t a pariah.  Art classes tend to attract an interesting mix of students.  We had the Easy A’s, the Very Talented, and the Clueless Yet Earnest Artistes.  That would be me.

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Published in: Uncategorized on September 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm  Leave a Comment  
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