McCain’s Meme

September 2, 2018 by  
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The message from John McCain’s funeral.

After the Asshole Apocalypse

August 27, 2018 by  
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How to keep thinking during and after the Apocalypse. Dan Gawthrop has a few practical suggestions.

Dear Old Golden Rule Days

August 11, 2018 by  
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Sheldon Goldfarb’s history of student life at UBC takes us back to school.

Who in Hell Writes This Crap, Anyway?

August 9, 2018 by  
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Brian Fawcett reads the jacket copy of a science fiction novel

Writing Old Age

August 7, 2018 by  
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Old Age and Writing are disturbed by thought. Three George Stanley poems.

Billy Walsh, January 1944-July 2016 RIP

August 6, 2018 by  
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Brian Fawcett files his third obituary in the last little while. He’s more or less up to date with his personal version of the Grim Reaper’s activities. Or so he hopes.

Wally Hourback, 1949-2017, RIP

August 6, 2018 by  
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 Late in the summer of 2017, Wally Hourback, a Canadian writer from North Bay, Ontario, and a man with whom I had a fifteen-year relationship that was entirely epistolary and editorial, died of heart failure. My relationship with Wally came about because of dooneyscafe.com, for which Hourback wrote occasional pieces, and which you know, if […]

Claus Spiekermann 1941-2015 RIP

August 1, 2018 by  
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    Claus Spiekermann and I tried to smuggle a car from Germany to Greece in the winter of 1963.  It didn’t go well, and we spent two weeks trapped by what people were calling the worst blizzard in 200 years. We got as far as Belgrade, then the capital of Yugoslavia. The blizzard eventually […]

The Objects of My Affection

June 12, 2018 by  
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George Bowering has a new novel. It’s called “No One.” Does it objectify anyone?

Philip Roth (1933-2018): Indelible

May 23, 2018 by  
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Remembering Philip Roth and his indelible novel, “The Human Stain.”

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