I'd like to formally introduce myself. The name displayed here is really my name. In Addition, I have two middle names. I'm married to Alice Dickey. We have three kids, the youngest of whom is a little over a year old. I work too much and barely make enough to carry on from month to month, but we manage. I'm a writer and a snob vis-a-vis literature and the arts. Most writers and artists don't like me and ignore me. I like cats but prefer dogs. We own cats but no dogs. I live in a city in a state that sucks the life out of me on a daily basis. I loathe salad dressing. I love philosophy, although I'm more interested in the frameworks for analyses it provides than in any conclusions philosophers might reach. I hate superhero movies and 99.99% of popular culture. I like Tang and I occasionally forget to drink my Ovaltine. One time at band camp I lied about attending band camp. My astrological sign is irrelevant because it's an ancient superstition founded on gobbledygook. I love Oasis and Nine Inch Nails, although I prefer NPR when I'm listening to the radio. I smoke too many cigarettes and consume too much caffeine. I don't smoke pot or drink alcohol and I've never taken hallucinogenic drugs. I like big books and I cannot lie. Marquis de Sade is one of my favorite writers. So is Hemingway and Kerouac. I'm lactose intolerant but I'll eat the hell out of pizza. I also have bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and I'm not on meds so occasionally I get grumpy or irritable or weird, and my somewhat brazen, somewhat obnoxious, somewhat aloof persona online tends to reflect my mental state(s). People online tend to ignore me or reject me out of hand despite my mental illness while simultaneously writing status updates implying how much better off the world would be if everyone were as compassionate as they are. It's funny but true. McDonald's breakfast menu = powerful laxative for me but I still eat it. Coffee = powerful laxative for me and I avoid it. Artaud's The Theater and Its Double is one of my favorite books. I can't stand fantasy novels although I enjoyed them when I was younger. Cat Stevens is awesome. James Taylor isn't. I'm generally horrible when it comes to getting in touch or staying in touch with people. I can go weeks without talking to anyone other than my immediate family. Poverty sucks. I don't recommend it. People are generally naive and, to be frank, morons. Not all of them, obviously, but too many for my taste. I've never eaten authentic tamales. Words, words, words, have you heard A bird in hand is much better than Any number free to wander Fly away...stay You pay for what you get
You pay for what you get. Anyway, that's about it for now. Adios.