Monthly Archives: March 2017

“Laughter is the Best Medicine” by Richard F. Yates

—Richard F. Yates

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“Read a Damn Book – 018: We Must Remain Focused When Waiting for Thunder”

Jesse Reno – We Must Remain Focused When Waiting for Thunder (2008) I first discovered the artwork of Jesse Reno (who, last I heard, lives in Portland, Oregon) at The Lunar Boy Gallery in Astoria, Oregon, which was my favorite … Continue reading

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“War Games” by Charlie Centipede

The battle is never ending. I just wish we knew who we were fighting… —Charlie Centipede

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“Not a Great Sneaker” by Richard F. Yates

—Richard F. Yates

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“Karl” by Richard O’Brien & Richard F. Yates

Karl was born with liquid arms, but he did not count it among his charms. Kids made fun as he flailed about, because he was gangly, inside and out. But when he grew and sought a trade, Karl realized his … Continue reading

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“Doubt” by Richard F. Yates

—Richard F. Yates

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“…Or Nate Could Just Try Harder” by Richard F. Yates (and Richard O’Brien)

Nate’s problem is not really that he doesn’t try hard enough. Nate was preemie and his oxygen was briefly cut off by his umbilical cord, rendering him with an I.Q. of 87. Anyway, Nate struggled in school and was held … Continue reading

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