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Culture On Writing

To James Joyce: A Bloomsday Apology

Dear James Joyce – It being Bloomsday and all, I just wanted to apologize for not having finished reading Ulysses. Again. I know, I know, this is totally ridiculous, not least of which because my own mother named me for one of your major characters…

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Culture Icarian

Hemingway vs. Joyce App

Write Like Hemingway App http://t.co/cHXGGEksvB The Write Like Joyce app just puts “yes” after every other word pic.twitter.com/h8ljT0DAYj — Daedalus Howell (@daedalushowell) September 12, 2015

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Culture

Bass Fishing in America: The Search for Meaning in a Beer Bottle

Bass Ale cameos in works by Manet, Picasso, Joyce and Dylan Thomas, so how does this help the search for meaning in the universe?

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Culture

Look Homeward Angel

After two-and-a-half years of self-imposed exile in the East Bay, my family and I are repatriating to Sonoma County – specifically to my hometown of Petaluma. For me, the move marks an interesting chapter in my ongoing autobiographical opus, which I’ll likely lead with an epigram cribbed from Simon and Garfunkel: “Homeward bound, I wish […]

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Culture

From Kindling to Kindle

Will the future of reading affect the future of writing? James Joyce, it is said, became so disgruntled while drafting his first novel that he threw it on the fire. His girlfriend rescued the work-in-progress from the flames, and the subsequent rewrite became A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Such acts of […]