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Richard Risemberg

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Richard Risemberg was dragged to Los Angeles as a child, and has been working there in a number of vernacular occupations since his teens while writing poetry, articles, essays, and fiction, editing online 'zines, sneaking around with a camera trying to steal people's souls, and making a general nuisance of himself, which is his forte. He's survived long enough to become either a respected elder or a tedious old fart, depending on your point of view, and is still at it. It hasn't been easy for any of us.

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Richard Risemberg We lived together ten years before she finally dropped the mask. But she wouldn't drop the knife.
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Well, there's one I am constrained from discussing, so I'll have to leave you all in wonder....

One that I could use for a book, though, is the story of an uncle in Argentina who had a branch of his business in Peru. He'd spend alternating months in each country. After he died, it came to light that he also had a wife and family in each country. In the space of a week we gained dozens of previously unknown relatives. He is far from the most eccentric member of our family, but his is the story best suited to a novel of the many I have heard so far. No murder involved, but plenty of complication. And, as the title of my most recent book implies, I have an interest in exploring "Family Ties"! (See https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LT5OJE2#...)(less)
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Our Own Day Here

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"Hofstadter's Rangers Ride Again!"

Almost every month, on the last Sunday, I join the Street Librarians Ride in central Los Angeles. We meet at a delightful little bookstore and café called Stories, in LA’s storied (in every sense of the word) Echo Park neighborhood, down coffee and pastries, and then saddle up for a slow, easy ride through Echo Park and Silver Lake. Our only goal on this ride is to replenish Little Free Librari... Read more of this blog post »
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