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Walter Biggins
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When it’s June and I’m hot, and I sweat as soon as I leave the house, and I sigh during my evening jog because all my overweight parts are jiggling in the wet humidity, and I curse the fact that the low temperature for the day will be 82 degrees (sometime…
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Buster Keaton #2: On THE SAPHEAD (Buster's 1st starring role) and CONVICT 13 (his 2nd short):

Sandwiched between Buster Keaton’s first two shorts, One Week and Convict #13, there’s his first feature film: The Saphead. The only problem is that The Saphead isn’t really his. Directed by Herbert Blache, from a screenplay by June Mathis, who was…
Sandwiched between Buster Keaton’s first two shorts, One Week and Convict #13, there’s his first feature film: The Saphead. The only problem is that The Saphead isn’t really his. Directed by Herber...
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Buster Keaton #1--ONE WEEK gets things to a rollicking start:

Among other things, One Week is a terrific knockabout romantic comedy, and a strange one, too. The newlyweds get knocked about—by a spurned suitor who tries to kidnap the bride, a do-it-yourself house project that goes horribly wrong, a freak storm, and…
Among other things, One Week is a terrific knockabout romantic comedy, and a strange one, too. The newlyweds get knocked about—by a spurned suitor who tries to kidnap the bride, a do-it-yourself ho...
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I go long, find connections b/w Marc Maron's standup & #MadMaxFuryRoad:

A friend asked me today if I hurt my sides from laughing so hard at Marc Maron, and I had to answer yes, I did, from about the 30-minute mark through the rest of his set. It was, I think, this particular joke that set it off: Maron is stalking the stage,…
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The way I read, prompted by a meme:

Over at The Millions, Hannah Gersen got the ball rolling: Several months ago, The New York Times published an essay about a 36-question interview devised to make strangers fall in love. The questions presented here are designed with a more modest goal: to…
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Commonplace (once again, Wendell Berry):

“Only the present good is good. It is the presence of good—good work, good thoughts, good acts, good places—by which we know that the present does not have to be a nightmare of the future. ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand’ because, if not at hand, it is…
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My 3rd Buster Keaton entry (NEIGHBORS), on dance, laundry lines, blackface, cops & more. Go read:

Written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. Released 22 December 1920. Starring: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox (his fiance), Big Joe Roberts (her father), Joe Keaton (Buster’s father), Eddie Cline (the cop), and Jack Duffy (the judge). I need to…
Written and directed by Buster Keaton and Eddie Cline. Released 22 December 1920. Starring: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox (his fiance), Big Joe Roberts (her father), Joe Keaton (Buster’s father), Edd...
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Commonplace (Sy Safransky edition):

In 1974, Sy Safransky founded The Sun, my favorite magazine. He edits it to this day. Though the mag is imbued thoroughly with his sensibility, he doesn’t actually write for it much these days, instead ceding each issue’s 48 pages (always 48, and with no…
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Beer & Book #17: Or, God bless the UGA Library system:

Today’s beer: Unibroue’s Maudite Today’s books: A whole lotta Buster Keaton goin’ on My next film series, on Buster Keaton, starts on Thursday. (Go here for details.) So, it’s high time I get serious with my research. Not to toot my own horn, but I worked…
Today's beer: Unibroue's Maudite Today's books: A whole lotta Buster Keaton goin’ on My next film series, on Buster Keaton, starts on Thursday. (Go here for details.) So, it's high time I get serio...
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Let's explore Buster Keaton together, shall we? Details:

Ed. note: As a reference, here’s the first series, on the Zatoichi film franchise, which featured an introductory essay. There must be someone, somewhere, who has seen Buster Keaton in action and actually dislikes him. I feel sorry for that poor soul, and…
Ed. note: As a reference, here’s the first series, on the Zatoichi film franchise, which featured an introductory essay. There must be someone, somewhere, who has seen Buster Keaton in action and a...
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A few haiku, from various springs:

Fireflies Blinking light onto the night lawn— Ambulances gliding by The flu bug attacks my sphincter, throat, and nostrils— wasp in the spring blooms From the bouquet of pencils in my coffee mug, I pluck a ripe bloom. A chopped onion leaves its smell on…
Fireflies Blinking light onto the night lawn— Ambulances gliding by The flu bug attacks my sphincter, throat, and nostrils— wasp in the spring blooms From the bouquet of pencils in my coffee mug, I...
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"Gaytonia"--okay, a story I'm actually sorta proud of:

Author’s note: In August 2012, I went to Long Beach, CA, to attend the memorial service of an old friend. Ted F. was the father of a boy who, at one time, was my best friend. My friendship with the father outlived the one with his son. I admired him…
Author’s note: In August 2012, I went to Long Beach, CA, to attend the memorial service of an old friend. Ted F. was the father of a boy who, at one time, was my best friend. My friendship with the...
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book editor, writer, walker, workshops, zine-making
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writing, editing, slow reading, good conversation, cooking, mixing drinks with less than 3 ingredients, loving cats
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  • University of Georgia Press
    Senior acquisitions editor, 2013 - present
  • University Press of Mississippi
    Acquisitions editor, 1999 - 2013
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Athens, GA
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Jackson, MS - Dallas
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My blog: http://quietbubble.wordpress.com
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  • Millsaps College
    English, 1995 - 1999
  • TAG Magnet High School
    1991 - 1995
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