Blas Manuel's blog

The Art of the Written Conversation

Currently, Sonya Chung, one of my best buddies, and I are in disagreement.

Read This, Language Nerds

It wants every word, all the lingo: idioms and euphemisms, sacred or profane, dead or alive, the King’s English or the street’s.

Sacramento Reading: 18 November 2006

I've just about got those bastards memorized by now.

Jesse Lee

At that point, I had been out of the writing life for so long that I had felt like that life was dead to me, so that fellowship meant everything.

What Will Survive of Us Is Love

Okay, this is going to be a tricky one. For a few months now, I’ve wanted to write about William Logan for my little website, but two questions stopped me. First, Who am I? And, second, Who really cares?

Space Needle

If each foot took us back a year,
the dark below would be

We Have a Winner

I wish, because, dude, that sounds awesome.

New York City

Tourist man: Pardon me, officer, can you tell us where Orchard Street is?
Cop: See that naked Chinese guy?
Tourist man: Ummm...Yeah.
Cop: Walk down to him and make a left.

Bush Urges Nation To Be Quiet For A Minute While He Tries To Think

"I just—Christ, I just need a goddamn minute, you know?" he said.

I've a Poem/Win a Book

I think the poem’s pretty hot, probably the best poem in the English language since “Song of Myself.”
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