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"Dearest Ishmael, I hope this update finds you well. For the last two months I have been braving life's sea, metaphorical in this sense, but am now returning to you for the final stretch. Clear thy vocal chords, sing aloft. I'm listening." Aug 05, 2014 07:04PM

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A Collection of Memories

A few nights ago I was sleeping hard. Head buried between folds of the pillowcase. I thought I was dreaming but I couldn't be sure. What I was sure of, someone was talking to me. They were indi...more

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"Part II: Cosette. // This could be double the length and I would read it happily" Aug 25, 2013 10:35AM


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Allen Ginsberg
“All these books are published in Heaven.”
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“Racism isn’t born, folks. It’s taught. I have a 2-year-old son. Know what he hates? Naps. End of list.”
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Virginia Woolf
“I am reading six books at once, the only way of reading; since, as you will agree, one book is only a single unaccompanied note, and to get the full sound, one needs ten others at the same time.”
Virginia Woolf, The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Volume Three, 1923-1928

Thomas Wolfe
“Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going. Don’t freeze up.”
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Gene Wolfe
“Men are said to desire women, Severian. Why do they despise the women they obtain?”
Gene Wolfe, The Shadow of the Torturer

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