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In case it wasn’t obvious, this blog Ray in Exile has probably run its course. If you want to find me, I’m @raynola on both Twitter and Tumblr.
Ahahahahahahahahaha! You Or Someone Like You, from The Rumpus Raymond did not say much. He wrote several stories about dead things. Every living thing that could die and had EVER died on earth, it seemed: bugs, raccoons, zebras and bunnies and people–they all became an undead version of themselves. And pissed off and blood-thirsty versions [...]
Thanks to prodding from the Chin Music Press folks, I now have a real live Author Profile at Goodreads. Actually I’ve had it since around the time Where We Know launched at the beginning of 2011, but I just went over to update the picture and a few publications. And I filled in the Influences [...]
I don’t recommend it. Not as foreplay, not as a pre-condition for love, or the cost you pay for having having a roof over your head, or the consequences of mouthing off to the wrong guy on the street. I think most people know this and think of it as common sense. I know that [...]
So, yeah, NabeWise is kind of a grody hipsterish web site. And at least one of their employees is probably pretty damn clueless. Was their email insulting? Yeah. Disrespectful to the people who lived through or died in Katrina? Pretty much. Did me teeing off on her like I did and then posting it here [...]
Got this in my email: Dear Ray, I’m reaching out to you regarding one of your photos. We’re building a website, NabeWise.com, that helps people who are moving figure out the best neighborhood for them. We’re working on compiling the best visuals for the New Orleans area right now, and I’m writing to ask if [...]
Most of my blog templates got kind of whacked when we upgraded to MT 5, so I’m having to do some redesign, which is something I’m lousy at and something I hate doing. So links will be broken, stuff will be missing, etc etc, for the foreseeable future. The both of you ought to go [...]
I’m back in The Rumpus, this time in their Readers Report Back From…Running Away. Scroll down, it’s the last one. Or better yet, read all of them. I really love this series. A writing prompt, a 400-word limit, and usually less than a week to work on it, so you get pieces that are tiny [...]
From Bluets, by Maggie Nelson: I have been trying to go limp in the face of my heartache, as another friend says he does in the face of his anxiety. Think of it as an act of disobedience, he says. Let the police peel you up. I fucking love this book.