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In Chiba, outside of Tokyo

America is so boring. Been listening to this while riding the monorail in Chiba.

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Out of touch

PEN World voices was great: saw lots of writers I knew (and published in Guernica) and lots I’d never heard of and now hope to know and publish. But now, I’m heading out of town… Off to Japan on a … Continue reading

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An article I wrote is up on Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood

I love Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood; I think it’s one of the best on the Web, maybe because it’s so focused: it’s concerned with true stories that take place in New York City. How Mr. Beller describes my piece: “From Kobe, Japan to … Continue reading

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I smell children. . . (I’ve always loved this guy)

Those kids, it has always seemed to me, were damned insipid. They deserved everything they got. I remember thinking that when I was about six. They risked death for a lollipop. Stupid kids.I sighed through “Hushabye Mountain.” Still do. The … Continue reading

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The background blah-blah

I’m a writer. But: I’ve erased everything that was here because I found it so appalling. I’ve never kept a diary (on a regular basis, that is) for the same reason. I have had just about all I can take … Continue reading

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