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Tommy Housworth
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Writer. Creative Director. Go-to-guy for comedy & communications. Super Dad. Dharma Bum.
Writer. Creative Director. Go-to-guy for comedy & communications. Super Dad. Dharma Bum.

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Happy Buk Day
Charles Bukowski is another one of those literary contradictions, a man capable of soaring human aspirations and gutter dwelling vulgarity.   The subject matter ranges from blunt and holy calls to action for the human spirit to misogynistic utterances that ...
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Tom Gauld is a literary cartoonist whose work primarily appears in The Guardian.  I stumbled across his work recently and wanted to share a few favorites.  I kinda love these.  If you do as well, a collection of his work is gathered in You're All Just Jealo...
Buddhist Catnaps
Buddhist Catnaps
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Vitriol Pie...or Cake. Because We Hate Pie.
I know it's nothing new.  People have been thumbing their nose at artists since Og painted the first abstract hieroglyphic on his cave wall.  But the past couple of months, perhaps I've become hyper-aware of just how cantankerous a culture we've become. In ...
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Keep Coming Home
If I told you where I was one year ago today, you'd never believe me. I was en route to Batesville, Mississippi to spend six days at a Buddhist monastery with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, his fellow monks and nuns, and 800 other practitioners. "Mississippi" ...
Keep Coming Home
Keep Coming Home
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Sincerely, L. Cohen
There's no explaining the mystery of Leonard Cohen.  He is warm brandy and he is high tea.  He is a seducer and a mensch.  A Zen student and the most dangerous man alive.  His weapons are words.  He slips them in your drink, whispers them in your ear as you...
Sincerely, L. Cohen
Sincerely, L. Cohen
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Banned Books Week
Mark Twain.  Kurt Vonnegut.  Toni Morrison. James Joyce.  Henry Miller.  Judy Blume. John Steinbeck.  J.K. Rowling.  James Baldwin.  Maya Angelou.  John Updike. That's a pretty impressive list.  Sadly, it's not a compilation of most-read authors for weekly ...
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week
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Chatting with Caity
I recently had the good fortune of being a guest on Caity McCardell's program on PRX.org.   We talked about my latest book, the creative process, and a range of other topics.   If you've got a few minutes, I'd love for you to listen to it.  She truly is the...
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Literary Dream Team
There's a booth at the Decatur Book Festival this weekend that is offering t-shirts with authors' names and their "number," recasting these great writers as members of an All-Star ball team.   It's clever, and I'm sure I'll be back at their booth tomorrow o...
Literary Dream Team
Literary Dream Team
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Literary Dream Team
There's a booth at the Decatur Book Festival this weekend that is offering t-shirts with authors' names and their "number," recasting these great writers as members of an All-Star ball team.   It's clever, and I'm sure I'll be back at their booth tomorrow o...
Literary Dream Team
Literary Dream Team
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Why We Bask in Bad
Yep, I did it.  I devoted 120 precious minutes of my life to Sharknado 2 last night.  I knew what I was doing, to an extent.  It was as purposely horrific as I imagined. Last week, I couldn't resist rewatching the Citizen Kane of bad cinema: The Room .  But...
Why We Bask in Bad
Why We Bask in Bad
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