Recently I returned to one of the finest literary podcasts around, The Drunken Odyssey with John King.
We talked Cthulhu mythos, Lovecraft’s work overall, as well as the tentacled monster in the middle of the room — the elements of racism and xenophobia present in his original works.
How to navigate the art and the artist? Can we? Should we?
What can be learned from all of this and how best to apply it moving forward?
Did I say anything that makes me sound smart?
Have a listen and decide for yourself!
Episode 227 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download.
When he was young, Ed was beaten by bullies because he couldn’t get into his locker fast enough. Goddamn combination lock.
After graduation, he enrolled in a key-making school where he learned to make a wide variety of keys – for the home, for lock boxes and safes, and even for skeletons.
He had a child. She would never suffer as he had. She would be safely surrounded by keys.
He spent the next twenty years working 16 hour days, 7 days a week. Eventually he had enough money.
He bought her a piano.
She never learned to play.
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Word on the street is that Amazon is trying to make room and they are marking down a number of books!
My most recent, Pax Titanus, is currently half off…at $5, it’s cheaper than a fancy coffee at Starbucks.
Great time to pick it up. Buy a copy for a friend. Or enemy.
Someone out there loves my bizarro Pinocchio riff!