Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Coloring Book

Monday, March 30, 2009

T. Rex Named Sue

The first draft of the piece, "Brief Encounter In The Museum" was written while working at the Lafayette Natural History Museum And Planetarium, during the T.Rex Named Sue Exhibit. There weren't any tours to be given at the time as it was a Saturday. The final draft can be found in Paperwall, Issue 14:

Here's some more information about Sue:

She was about 42 feet long and weighed about 7 tons.

She had roughly 250 bones.

She is the largest and most complete, and best preserved T. Rex (90% complete). The possible reason for this preservation was because she was buried quickly, thus the bones were mineralized sooner than later.

She took your love and then she ran around.

Her skull was about 5 feet long and weighed around 1 ton.

The size of her teeth ranged from 7.5 to 12 inches long.

The distance from the ground to her hip was 12 feet.

She lived during the Late Cretaceous Period and was found nearly 67 millions years later.

About the T.Rex in general--there is scientific evidence showing that these dinosaurs were related to birds, as some were found to have feathers.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Room 802

The short piece, "Chariot: Eulogy For A Paramour" can be found in Mud Luscious, Issue 7:

http://www.mudlusciouspress.com/seven#12 .

This prose was written in a hotel in Culver City during one of the residencies for school (Room 802). Its origins stemmed from staring at those flakey white things that can be found on ceilings.

The Roundabout Play

Scenario: Down by 1 point in the Fourth
Quarter, with 17 seconds left on the clock.

The Roundabout Play:

Offense runs in circles, hoping that the defense
will get dizzy. Player with the ball dribbles
to the hoop and scores 2 points.

This should win the game.

Saturday, March 28, 2009


From The Courage To Write by Ralph Keyes:

"All my life, I've been frightened
at the moment I sit down to write" (24).
--G.G. Marquez

"Blank pages inspire me with terror" (24).
--Margaret Atwood

"I suffer as always from the fear of
putting down the first lines. It's amazing
the terrors, the magics, the prayers, the
straightening shyness that assails one" (24).
--John Steinbeck

"Cheever put on a business suit
then went from his apartment
to a room in the basement
where he hung his suit on a
hangar and wrote in his
underwear" (135).

Pen And Ink


Friday, March 27, 2009

From The Objects On My Bedside Table