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Walter Biggins
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What I’m saying is that when you try to set yourself apart from other people IN GENERAL, in your own mind, in order to soothe yourself and tell yourself that things will work out just fine for you, in order to reassure yourself that you’re sexier and…
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My 18th (& last, at least till Feb. 2016) #BusterKeaton post:

The Love Nest was the last of Buster Keaton’s two-reelers, before his studio switched over to making features for the next decade. So, there’s an unintentional elegiac quality about the movie, even though it’s rollicking. It has crackerjack comic timing…
The Love Nest was the last of Buster Keaton’s two-reelers, before his studio switched over to making features for the next decade. So, there’s an unintentional elegiac quality about the movie, even...
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My 16th #BusterKeaton post, on 1922's terrific DAY DREAMS:

Day Dreams ended Keaton’s 1922 on a high note. I say that knowing that, here, he probably sang just an octave higher, enough to shatter some wine glasses, beyond what we’re now able to hear. As with Hard Luck and The Electric House, considerable chunks of…
Day Dreams ended Keaton’s 1922 on a high note. I say that knowing that, here, he probably sang just an octave higher, enough to shatter some wine glasses, beyond what we’re now able to hear. As wit...
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My 15th #BusterKeaton post, on THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (1922):

At first, The Electric House looks like a rehash of The Haunted House, from just a year before. A fully automated, “modern” house goes haywire—its time-saving contraptions become booby traps, ensnaring the very people whose time they’re meant to spare.…
At first, The Electric House looks like a rehash of The Haunted House, from just a year before. A fully automated, “modern” house goes haywire—its time-saving contraptions become booby traps, ensna...
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Seeing the light--an announcement:

So, it’s official: This is happening. I’m writing a book with one of my dearest, oldest friends, about one of my favorite musicians, on one of the albums that bonded our friendship in the first place, for a music-related series that I love and respect…
So, it's official: This is happening. I'm writing a book with one of my dearest, oldest friends, about one of my favorite musicians, on one of the albums that bonded our friendship in the first pla...
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#BusterKeaton returns to form in THE BLACKSMITH (1922):

1922 was Buster Keaton Productions’ most prolific year, with seven two-reelers produced and released—more than one every two months. Sometimes, it shows. Cops, for instance, has considerable promise and lots of invention but seems too ambitious for…
1922 was Buster Keaton Productions’ most prolific year, with seven two-reelers produced and released—more than one every two months. Sometimes, it shows. Cops, for instance, has considerable promis...
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My top 5 moments of 2015. Happy New Year, y'all:

As in previous years, and in accordance to a longstanding tradition begun—with two close friends—in the wee early hours of 2002, here are my five favorite moments of 2015. Happy New Year, everyone. Please don’t do anything stupid.
As in previous years, and in accordance to a longstanding tradition begun—with two close friends—in the wee early hours of 2002, here are my five favorite moments of 2015. Happy New Year, everyone....
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This #BusterKeaton post (on THE BALLOONATIC) is a photo-essay, which was fun to do:

This one’s a photo essay, because I can’t properly put the movie’s beauty into words. Enjoy these glimpses of wonder.
This one’s a photo essay, because I can’t properly put the movie’s beauty into words. Enjoy these glimpses of wonder.
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When I first started writing, I was anxious that I would be pigeon-holed into the “race-beat.” Eventually I realized that the “race beat” was actually the “humanity beat,” and that questions about “racism” are really questions about the exercise of power.…
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At last, a new #BusterKeaton post, on THE FROZEN NORTH:

In his shorts, Buster Keaton has been a chowderhead, a stumblebum, a naive nincompoop, and even a weaselly rapscallion. In My Wife’s Relations, he was mean, though I would argue that he’s mostly absorbing the meanness of the people around him. He’s more…
In his shorts, Buster Keaton has been a chowderhead, a stumblebum, a naive nincompoop, and even a weaselly rapscallion. In My Wife’s Relations, he was mean, though I would argue that he’s mostly ab...
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Erich Fromm on love:

“If two people who have been strangers, as all of us are, suddenly let the wall between them break down, and feel close, feel one, this moment of oneness is one of the most exhilarating, most exciting experiences in life. It is all the more wonderful and…
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My 12th #BusterKeaton entry, on the mediocre MY WIFE'S RELATIONS:

My Wife’s Relations is pure anarchy, with the raw, violent force of the Fatty Arbuckle shorts Keaton worked on before he created his own, clockwork-precise though seemingly freewheeling films. This is just 24 minutes of people socking each other and,…
My Wife’s Relations is pure anarchy, with the raw, violent force of the Fatty Arbuckle shorts Keaton worked on before he created his own, clockwork-precise though seemingly freewheeling films. This...
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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
Employment
  • University of Georgia Press
    Senior acquisitions editor, 2013 - present
  • University Press of Mississippi
    Acquisitions editor, 1999 - 2013
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Athens, GA
Previously
Jackson, MS - Dallas
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My blog: http://quietbubble.wordpress.com
Education
  • Millsaps College
    English, 1995 - 1999
  • TAG Magnet High School
    1991 - 1995
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