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David Raffin
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My oldest book Rhyme or Treason (the hard fought illusion of choice)
is a free download the next few days at Amazon
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The Beacon Food Forest plants the heirloom seeds of a real sharing economy.
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Yesterday I rode my bicycle and listened to the cast recording of Urinetown: the musical.
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Words are for birds
Parrots to be exact
They choose their words
For heightened impact
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Two musical performances I would be excited to see: Triptykon and Donovan. Parse that. 
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Today is PI day. I made a burrito. 
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I have started reading a book "What we see when we read" by Peter Mendelsund. In it he talks about the reader visualizing the image of the characters.
I must say, however, that I never imagine what characters in books look like, whether I am reading or listening to an Audiobook. 
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I had a treasured memory. I buried it deep. I made an intricate map to its location. I hid the map in a book. Literature! 
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Walk down the street. The man in front of you is disheveled and has wild hair. He speaks to himself, sometimes a mumble. Sometimes alternating volume. Sometimes abruptly stopping mid-sentence to wait a moment and start a seemingly unrelated sentence. Then…
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Metaphysicist, Writer, Performer
Nothing bad has ever happened to me on Friday the 13th. Except for that one time at camp. 
... That was an anomaly.

The Northwest Examiner called me "A cross between Garrison Keillor and Salvador Dali." 

I'm a contributor to Funny Times, Rosebud magazine, and various other publications and anthologies.

I published a satirical journal, Vision? Nary!, which was reviewed positively by MaximumRock'n'Roll and the Joe Bob Report, newsletter of drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs.

The Daily News:
 "David Raffin is hilarious." 

Peter Bacho (Author of "Cebu" "Dark Blue Suit") says of his writing: "Intelligent, humorous, and highly imaginative– always a pleasure to read."

The Daily Olympian:
"He’s not your average comedian."

Larry Ziak, KMUN:
"I nearly choked on my breakfast from laughing so hard."

Jodi Lamm (Author of “Titan Magic”):
"His perversions are oddly analytical."

Bragging rights
I am evolved from a monkey. I think that's pretty impressive. I put it on my resume. My resume is very long. It is quite a tale.
  • Evergreen State College
    Metaphysics, Writing, Film, 2000
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Writer, Raconteur, hedonist, heretic, Metaphysicist
    Writer, Humorist, Metaphysicist, 2009 - present
  • Blissful Remembrances
    Documentarian, 2005 - 2013
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Antarctica - Portland
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Tell the FCC: Protect the Open Internet

Tell the FCC to protect the open Internet, not undermine net neutrality.

Fast Food Workers Walk Out In Seattle, Protesting Wages

Fast food workers have begun striking in Seattle this morning. According to organizers, strike lines will take place at several coffee spots

Minty Rosa

Minty Rosa is a post-punk band polished with a dark heaviness: alt-rock with a touch of abrasion. They meet the tough cool of the Ronettes w

Tiny House, Big Heart

Help Kim Langston rebuild her tiny house which burned to the ground in a mysterious fire last summer.

Billy Bragg: Legendary British Rocker On Norway Attacks, Activism & ...

We spend the hour with legendary British rocker and activist, Billy Bragg. His music career began in the late 1970s in London when he formed

Chalk up the Sidewalk, Go to Jail

MAP: Across the nation, police are arresting adults and even citing kids for temporary drawings.

"Penny's Farm" performed by Pete Seeger

Available April 17, 2012, this album will be the earliest complete Pete Seeger concert available, and only complete concert from his influen

Discovering The Mysteries Of Rice Krispyhenge : NPR

A gummy bearskin rug, you say? Graphic designer Brock Davis plays with food, but not like the rest of us.

Jodi Lamm

Jodi Lamm is the author of Titan Magic (0.0 avg rating, 0 ratings, 0 reviews, published 2011)