Monthly Archives: January 2019

“My Creative Process (Part 1 – Pre-Art)” by Richard F. Yates

I have number of different methods for indulging my creative urges (poetry, freewriting, collage, digital art, painting, blah blah blah…), but one of my favorite art forms is drawing on recycled card board. Here is (the first part of) my … Continue reading

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“No Time For Hot Feelings” by Richard F. Yates

I can choose to be angry, and spit blood, and jack my tension levels up until my ears are whistling and my teeth are ground to nubs…. Or I can say “Fuck it!” and get on with my life. One … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 133: Saga of the Swamp Thing – Book One”

Over the last several months I’ve been trying to work my way through some “classic” literary materials, foundational books that helped establish entire genres—and they are absolutely boring me to tears. I’ve decided that what I need to do, when … Continue reading

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“It’s a Dragon! (Not a Chicken!)” by Richard F. Yates

The old Atari 2600 had a great game called Adventure, and in that game the player (represented by a movable little square—these were the early days of video games, and we were easily impressed) was menaced by several “dragons” that … Continue reading

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“There are Many Paths Up the Mountain (Whether the Mountain is Really There or Not)” by Richard F. Yates

Donovan said, “First there is a mountain. Then there is no mountain. Then there is.” (He was probably on drugs, true enough, but he was talking about perception…) [Adventures from yesterday:] There is a gang of hooligans blocking the back … Continue reading

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“Thankless Monster Out for Carnage” by Richard F. Yates

By night, he’s a humble family man, with a wife, two kids, a dog, and a mortgage payment, but by day he is a hideous, slobbering beast—a senator! And he spends his time drooling on podiums, stealing from children, and … Continue reading

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“2019 sQuatch Fest @ The Cowlitz County Expo Center, Longview, WA, USA” by Richard F. Yates

Yesterday, I loaded up the van with coffee and headed to my first BIGFOOT festival! I’ve been to a couple of U.F.O. festivals and more comic book conventions than I can count, but this was my first Bigfooter event, and … Continue reading

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