This blog has somewhat become a dumping ground, that I have kept because it has the same title as my book of short stories. The problem is, right now, since I have not been writing comedy, is that this blog now looks like the others. I want all of these things to works onto themselves in the end. One blog for Johnny Pain, another just me, another Christ... these three characters get expanded by whatever short story I am into at the moment...
After a few months off line, deciding more or less to just keep doing what I do, seems the only solution to my problems. I do not know how much any one reader knows when they come to my work, but I did have some problems, to put it mildly, with the usa over the kind of stuff I write. They do not like revolutionary poetics that tear at their power one bit.
Why do you think dissidents are jailed all over the world? Now think how many of them, probably including you, who feel like there is nothing they can due to effect the powers that be. . .
Sometimes I think I would letting people down if I was to return to mostly comedy, but that is insane. I will say the same things philosophically, and I too prefer to laugh sometimes. Constant, oppressive mourning for the world is one of my poetic driving forces.
I am just piddling around here.
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