Category: Ink Dribblers

The meaning of Rape

An interesting comment from Dan Hewins on my recent post Raped in Paris, Paris is a Whore. In his comment Dan said Please read this and maybe rethink the way you use the word “rape.” http://www.alternet.org/reproductivejustice/138667/%27i_was_raped%27_should_horrify_–_but_our_culture_has_stripped_the_word_of_its_power/ It’s a good point. Reading the article certainly made me consider all of...

she being Brand / -new

I always liked this poem by e.e. cummings. she being Brand -new;and you know consequently a little stiff i was careful of her and(having thoroughly oiled the universal joint tested my gas felt of her radiator made sure her springs were O. K.)i went right to it flooded-the-carburetor cranked...

Another column of mine from Ka Leo

In writing these things, I tend to try to make them accessible and meaningful to the audience they are written for. In this case ASUH stands for Associated Students of the University of Hawaii. These standing Buddhas are from a cave in Laos near Luang Prabang, where Chris Damitio...

Help me pay for travel and get a cool book!

Want to help me travel and get a cool book for $10? Here is how: I know lots of people are struggling right now and you guys have heard me tell about my finances. In a nutshell, here they are: I graduate in December. I would like to travel...

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Earlier this week, I went to see the film Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson at the Doris Duke Theater. The film brought three dimensions to a figure more commonly seen as a cartoon. Thompson was a bitter and disappointed romantic idealist who became a...

The fabric of reality, half priced things, and the end of my fast.

What exactly is the fabric of reality? What holds us all together? I am speaking not just metaphorically but also literally. Think about it, you are made up of atoms that are made up of protons and electrons that are made up of smaller particles and all of them...

Buy my books! Buddhism, philosophy, drugs, classics

Not just the ones that I’ve written, but also all the other books I have for sale. Drop me an email with the books you are interested in and I’ll send you a paypal invoice. Shipping is pretty cheap with priority flat rate boxes, usually comes to about $1...

How to ethically (and safely) eat seafood

On the subject of seafood, I’d always been well intentioned but underinformed. It’s not that I didn’t care, didn’t hear the dispatches about avoiding Chilean sea bass or the antibiotics in shrimp, but I felt overwhelmed by a stream of investigative reports and gloomy forecasts. Overwhelmed is how a...

Now on Usdebooks.com

I’m still in the process of listing and selling all my stuff. I certainly have less than I had last week. Just listed my collection of books by Henri Bergson, the only copies of my books that I have including two first edition copies of Rough Living: Tips and...

Wiki novel A Million Penguins is finished

We’re now locking everything down here though we might pop in and out again to tidy up. There will be new posts, including this one appearing on the wikinovel blog and we will keep comments open there for the time being. In the meantime – on behalf of Penguin...

A Pretty Cool Thing

As you guys know, I’ve been slowly listing everything I own at usdebooks.com. Yesterday, I listed this book: The Kids Book of Games for Cars, Trains, and Planes by Rudi McToots. (1980) This is perhaps the best book ever made for kids. This book may be responsible for who...

My Latest Novel- Now Available.

Here it is guys…I submitted it to one science fiction publisher and haven’t heard back from them yet. Agents want you to have an accepted manuscrupt for sci-fi and publishers want you to have an agent. I’m lousy at that sort of busy work. So, while I wait for...

The bad news and the good news

the bad news is that this ridiculous race of democrats will seemingly continue until everyone is so sick of them both that we award the presidency to McCain without a battle. Democrats are once again showing why they are the most fucked up party in the USA. All they...

Paul Theroux claims new biography reveals the true monster in V S Naipaul

Ten years ago I published Sir Vidia’s Shadow, depicting V S Naipaul as a grouch, a skinflint, tantrum-prone, with race on the brain. He was then, and continued to be, an excellent candidate for anger management classes, sensitivity training, psychotherapy, marriage guidance, grief counselling and driving lessons – none...

Now appearing at usdebooks.com

Can anyone out there tell me what this book is? I don’t read Japanese so I am just guessing…. thanks…cd I found this book when I was browsing through the freebox at an estate sale. It’s old, appears to be handmade, and is in Japanese. Lots of pictures of...