B.M.D.'s Picks

The Emerald City

God, I miss Seattle.

Another One for the Nerds

To my ears, "ultramontane" sounds like the title of the next Morrissey CD.

Bush Grants Self Permission To Grant More Power To Self

"I promise the American people that I will not abuse this new power, unless it becomes necessary to grant myself the power to do so at a later time."

Strictly for Language Geeks

Sucks is the most concise, emphatic way we have to say something is no good.

"Ups" to Taiwan

I had always suspected that the Taiwanese were down with Fresno poetry, but now I know for sure.

All Too Quiet

Where were the doctors and nurses at Abu Ghraib, Qaim, Bagram, and the other islands of the United States prison archipelago abroad when prisoners were being beaten, suspended, and degraded?

The Misunderestimated Man

How Bush chose stupidity.

Probably the Last Newspaper Articles for a While

You're not deluded about life if you grow up working in the fields.

My New Theme Song

I was also going to spend two weeks in a brutal, bloody knife fight with my unfinished novel. Either I was going to kill it, or it was going to kill me. Either way, it’d be over.

A Valley Where Poems Grow Like Weeds

“This place is very dramatic and uncompromising and vast,” the Pulitzer Prize winner said. “When you sit down to write, you think: 'I want to write large to measure up to this.'”

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