For Those in Doubt…Including Me

I get these Daily Rumpus emails by Stephen Elliott, and Saturday he linked to this video on The Rumpus site. The Gap by Ira Glass came at a good time. Reading over the short stories I’m working on, and recent drawings left me with the it’s-all-crap feeling. All the creative types I know suffer through […]

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Skewer the Stigma: In the wake of losing a star, an addict shares “who we are”

Originally posted on The Beggar's Bakery:
Rest in peace, Mr. Hoffman. He had enjoyed 23 years of clean time, previous to his relapse.  Phillip Seymour Hoffman. In the announcement of his recent death from a drug overdose, CNN refers to Hoffman as “everyman,”  and indeed, he was extraordinarily talented while still remaining personable. I…

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