Jun

18

Channeling Gary

Literati The plan had been for Mike Stang to come to Oceanside when Gary rode into those dusty streets, hitched up his pony to the Towers, and we were all going to swagger over to The Flying Pig to drink women and ogle other people’s beer, after inviting everyone who ever visited the site to […]

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Jun

17

Gary Clark! You’ve been Thorned!

Good somber morning from the Towers that are A Word with You Press in the Land of the Double entundra. To the shock of many, including myself, I am actually capable of keeping a secret. Might be that modicum of dormant decency in my soul, but more than likely it’s because Gary authorized Mike Stang […]

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Apr

30

Care for an apple?

                              The picture is of me on the deck on my boat on Thanksgiving Day 1972.  (I’m the one with the beard).  I came back to the story almost 40 years later so that I could edit as my own big […]

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Feb

23

No double entundras about the author telling his tale!

(this photo of Avalon was taken a few hundred yards down the hill from the Zane Grey Pueblo.)     Ahhh, my land-lubbing Literati! We have five books under construction here at the towers that are A Word with You Press, slated for release in early summer, and one of them is mine! Me first! […]

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Oct

30

“I’ll be speaking to you softly from a window in the Tower of Song” (L. Cohen)

Good evening from Moscow! Your Editor-in-Chief (moi, of course) will be secluded for the next five days in this castle just a few miles from the Towers that are A Word with You Press. Like another Leonard Cohen song: Had to do time in the tower, beggin’ my crazy to quit. Co-editor Derek Thompson will […]

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Sep

15

Priming the pimp–OOPS! PUMP!

Ahhh…Literati How I have missed you and how I hope the feeling is mutual. I have just gotten my computer out of customs and am now on line once again, here in Moscow, after being awol since mid June. In spite of a lot of support from many well intended patrons Oceanside was a consummate […]

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Aug

05

It’s Monday, so this must be Moscow

Image of sign in Russian

(Posted by Diana on behalf of our beloved Editor-in-Chief, based on documents smuggled out at great personal risk) O Literati! I am pleased to report I am out of the tarmac. Venezuela is not on the itinerary. I operated this morning out of the new home of A Word with You Press which is, indeed, […]

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Jul

07

Me and Snowden

Red Square--on a snowless day

Literati! As hinted, I am now in Moscow.  The authorities have been reluctant to grant me computer access because of all that to-do with my fellow countryman, but I am resourceful fellow and pointed out that my gravitas was gaining weight. For those of you new to our site, the mission statement here has always […]

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Jun

18

Immigration rethorn–oops! REFORM!

(the piano on which John Lennon composed “Imagine”) Literati! All of you have seen my serious side, on display here on a regular basis.  But did you know there is a rather flippant, irrelevant–oops!–irreverent side to me as well? As I prepare myself for adventures in poverty, I intend to post regularly in my blog […]

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Jun

14

A Flight of Fancy

Literati! I just opened the mail from about a week ago and found this.  How could I not post this? “Here’s a poem for you and I have enclosed a kiss and photo of me in case you forgot who I am… I could photograph at party and post if you would like.  Will call […]

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May

29

A new home for A Word with You Press

(Shown here are Thorn, Gary and Derek in a more sobering moment) My lovable Literati! Paraphrasing the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, “Friends can get you through times of no money better than money can get you through times of no friends.”  Tis true. After a three year struggle with no money at this location, the […]

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May

01

For your Emmydiate consideration

( That’s Michael with the beach at Oceanside in the background.  See the fire ring?) Michael Reave’s career reached its zenith recently when he attended the meetup of Anti-Social Writer and Creative Misfits at the towers that are A Word with You Press.  Prior to that he was just another struggling Emmy winner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Reaves) and […]

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