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  1. What if Alan Turing, founder of the modern computer age, escaped assassination by the secret service to become the lover of Beat author William Burroughs? What if they mutated into giant shapeshifting slugs, fled the FBI, raised Burroughs’s wife from the dead, and tweaked the H-bombs of Los Alamos? My son recommended this book, originally published in 2012.
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    I love ambiguity. This is very nice, indeed, Camy.
  3. In Year 69 Bi Janus “Whatever is seen by such a heart and mind is a flower, whatever is dreamed is a moon”—Bashō Matsuo Dead wood To burn Or place upon a stand
  4. God the Problem Bi Janus To hell with power and hate and war. -- “Instruction to Angels,” Kenneth Patchen Streaming earthward and to each as he deserves: The powerful deserving power, The strong deserving strength, The well deserving health, And the wealthy deserving wealth. The powerless deserving servitude, The weak deserving impotence, The sick deserving blight, And the poor deserving slight. Were it not so, What a problem God would be, Strangling nature While collecting fares.
  5. God the Problem Bi Janus To hell with power and hate and war. -- “Instruction to Angels,” Kenneth Patchen Streaming earthward and to each as he deserves: The powerful deserving power, The strong deserving strength, The well deserving health, And the wealthy deserving wealth. The powerless deserving servitude, The weak deserving impotence, The sick deserving blight, And the poor deserving slight. Were it not so, What a problem God would be, Strangling nature While collecting fares.
  6. God the Problem Bi Janus To hell with power and hate and war. -- “Instruction to Angels,” Kenneth Patchen Streaming earthward and to each as he deserves: The powerful deserving power, The strong deserving strength, The well deserving health, And the wealthy deserving wealth. The powerless deserving servitude, The weak deserving impotence, The sick deserving blight, And the poor deserving slight. Were it not so, What a problem God would be, Strangling nature While collecting fares.
  7. Wonderful evocation of the awkwardness of youth, Camy. Thanks for sharing this.
  8. For Valentine’s Day 2018 Caravaggio Eyes Bi Janus In Summer at the Borghese I first glimpsed you First was held by your eyes Wanted to drink From the hollow Above your collar bone Be held as you held The overflowing basket Then in the Fall In the hallway outside Of Physics class I looked again at those eyes Wished to look away But was held fast Wondering at the mouth And its plain question For want of an answer A universe turned to vapor As I look out at the river Five decades since I regret failing to seize That wonderful mouth
  9. Many thanks for your kindnesses, both to those who read the story originally and to those reconsidering it. And, thanks to the Dude for featuring it. Elements of the story are, alas, autobiographical.
  10. Sixto Rodriguez in South Africa, March 1998 Bi Janus Ave, South Africa, blessed among nations, and blessed is the great mystery such that you cannot believe that the dead is risen and is flesh. Ignored in the Motor City and America, when you struggled and Afrikaans children had no voice and no way to help, Rodriguez gave you a voice and a vocabulary--"establishment." He is a carpenter to this day, and lives in his native home. You took a chance that annunciation was no scam, that the voice would becom
  11. You’re as professional an editor as I will ever need. As far as formatting goes, Scrivener 3 has everything I need, and I can buy my own ISBN numbers. Your rates are very reasonable! Thanks for all your help over the years.
  12. Nicolosi* I was in the familiar office for the last time. My father was no longer convinced that I could be cured. I had come to believe that therapy is the construction and sharing of stories, and I had realized that the good psychologist had spun my story before I had first arrived at his office. He was a Freudian, who had wasted no time—I mean in the first fifteen minutes of the first appointment—in telling me that my desire for other boys was the result of an overbearing, cloying mother and a distant, disapproving father. Once I acknowledged that story, he said, I would then st
  13. You may remember George Carlin's riff on the FCC's banned words list for television. Looks as though our current administration has created its list for the nation's public health agency. See the article below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/cdc-gets-list-of-forbidden-words-fetus-transgender-diversity/2017/12/15/f503837a-e1cf-11e7-89e8-edec16379010_story.html?utm_term=.3197de1fbcd4 After all, if you can't trust science on climate change, why trust them about medicine--I note that "faith-healing" is not a banned term.
  14. My country now seems a sea of grievance, in which disagreement is always personal affront, so (blame it on Pedro, who called to me)... Christmas Wish for the Donald God--any variation or none-- rest ye merry readers every one who strain to divine in glory just the right story for all who have suffered this year to provide a full measure of cheer without giving offense, or at least with no malice prepense. For every contoversy is personal, astounding this bisexual though at least no Moore in the senate
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