Category Archives: autobiography

“Dear Diary (1 Apr. 2014)” by Richard F. Yates

[[A RARE Primitive Re-Run, originally posted April Fool’s Day, 2014! —RFY]] [What I am about to describe may seem implausible to some of you, but I assure you that every word is completely true and that, in fact, events similar … Continue reading

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“5-3-8-15-5-19 (Esoteric Blood Vessels)” by Richard F. Yates

Be sure to drink your… “Thought Form 0001” When I was a little kid (5 or 6 years old—not sure what that would be in metric years) I wrote the word “blud” (I didn’t know how to spell “blood”) inside … Continue reading

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“Extrospection (What Kind of Art Guy am I?)” by Richard F. Yates (and Michael King AND Mark Counts)

[Warning*** Whiskey content…] For the last four years (give or take some off-planet experiences) I’ve run The Primitive Entertainment Workshop, and I’ve posted (on average) 3 or 4 posts per day since early 2013. (Sometimes I skip a day or … Continue reading

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“The Traditional Sunday ‘Uhn?'” by Richard F. Yates

Time lurches on. Feeling the effects of getting OLD, lately. Body’s not what it used to be…(and frankly, it was never THAT great to begin with—I was born more of a Gremlin than a Ferrari.) Still, the sun is shining … Continue reading

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“Travelogue – 001: Evergreen Lanes, Everett, WA”

Since our younger daughter was in middle school, she’s enjoyed competing in bowling tournaments. (She’s 19 now.) As such, we’ve traveled to about a thousand bowling centers all around the West Coast. This weekend was the 2017 Washington State USBC … Continue reading

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“Thoughts on the ‘Pain Induced Marathon’: The Morning After (30)” by Richard F. Yates

When one peddles in the absurd, when one deals in banalities and micro-concepts, when one pushes that boulder up the hill only to watch is tumble back down, there will always be a certain element of resistance to the idea … Continue reading

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“Ruined (04)” by yr

Ruined my wrists and knees while skateboarding. (I was more of a crasher than a rider.) Ruined my back as a DJ (50 pound speakers + stairs = Pop! then pain…) Ruined my ankles playing tennis. (“He peddles back after … Continue reading

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