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Subway Book Club

In my recent move to Seoul, many things about my job and my life have changed. One of the aspects that I notice every day is my commute. 736 more words

Tom Robbins on Writing a Novel

When you sit down to begin that novel of yours, the first thing you might want to do is toss a handful of powdered napalm over both shoulders—so as to dispense with any and all of your old writing teachers, the ones whose ghosts surely will be hovering there, saying such things as, “Adverbs should never be…”, or “A novel is supposed to convey…”, et cetera. 376 more words


20 Essential Seattle Books, Part 4: Northwest Classics

For the fourth of our posts suggesting twenty essential books for Seattleites, having focused on history, race and place, we now attempt to suggest some writers whose work best characterizes our “regional literature.” In previous posts we’ve already mentioned… 544 more words


Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins has been a big influence and spiritual inspiration on me since middle school, and this quote makes me think of the Ouroboros, eating its own tail. 35 more words

Inspirational Quotes


In the movie 50 First Dates, Drew Barrymore is seen reading each morning the book ‘Still Life with Woodpecker’ by Tom Robbins. Like the movie, this 1980 novel is also set in Hawaii. 26 more words

Fact Food

Beyonce's Grammy Performance and the Pagan parallels . . .

The Grammy’s is an event that my interest has wavered in during my lifetime. I consider myself a fairly studied music critic hobbyist open to ranging musical styles and tastes, but I’ve never felt that staying up-to-date on the albums and artists jockeying for the year’s golden gramophone was a redeeming endeavor. 325 more words

Full Circle (Thank You Tom)

Sometimes, magic has a way of slapping you in the face. Other times it creeps up on you when you’re not looking for it. And so it is that in the final pages of Tom Robbins’ final novel, he has brought me back to the place of my second and auspicious birth, my home away from my home, the primordial womb of my blossoming creativity, Naropa University in Boulder. 134 more words

Creative Writing