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Last Build Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 19:57:20 +0000


My Artsy-Fartsy Robot PalCon Chapman

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:50:00 +0000

    An Art Degree Could Give You a Leg Up on the Robots Submishmash, linking to article on Quartz “Thanks, but I’m actually dating Julio.  And Evan.” We were sitting in Life Drawing 101 when… More(image)

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What We Talk About When We Talk About PhotosynthesisCon Chapman

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:45:46 +0000

Minimalist/realist short-story writer Raymond Carver was fired from his job as an editor of science textbooks because of his inappropriate writing style. Wikipedia Photosynthesis is an important process. I mean it’s extremely important. It’s the… More(image)

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Raymond Carver, Poet of the Short StoryCon Chapman

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:43:03 +0000

Today is the 79th anniversary of Raymond Carver’s birth.  Carver, who died at the age of 50 in 1988, was a writer who produced poems that were like short stories, and short stories that read like poems. … More(image)

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A Day in the Life of a Public Access TV CopCon Chapman

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:45:00 +0000

As I drained the dregs of coffee from my Styrofoam cup, I stared out the window at the non-descript parking lot below and let my mind wander.  Let’s see, only 801 days until retirement, not that… More(image)

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Father Kniest, Jazz PriestCon ChapmanBoylstontotem polesax monkeyjazz bandgirl singersclooney

Tue, 23 May 2017 11:33:17 +0000

I’m getting too old for this, I thought as I made my way down Boylston Street, my tambourine in one hand, the Good Book in the other. I started ministering to the jazz scene in… More(image)

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The Sure Cure for Writer’s BlockCon Chapman

Mon, 22 May 2017 15:18:12 +0000

She takes her lattes extra skinny. She drives a Cooper, it’s a Mini. But when she takes pen in hand to put black on white, the sad truth is—she can’t write. His political opinions are… More(image)

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Fake Your Way With Biz ClichesCon Chapman

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:38:01 +0000

If you want to get ahead in business, it is not enough to be intelligent, hard-working, and decisive.  The Great Plains of Commerce are littered with the corpses of men and women who possess these… More(image)

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Let Us Now Praise Obscure Sidemen: Harold LandCon Chapman

Sun, 21 May 2017 19:52:49 +0000

Jazz musicians are by nature itinerants, and so the ties of family that bind those of us with humdrum jobs tend to lie looser on their frames.  Duke Ellington, for example, kept house with three successive women… More(image)

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The Human Car Wash of Self-EsteemCon ChapmanCarwash2

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:52:11 +0000

It was one of those dinner parties where everyone had had a little too much to drink, and the conversation around the table had grown more . . . shall we say, spirited. Changes were… More(image)

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Kansas City Jazz: A Little Evil Will Do You GoodCon Chapman

Sat, 20 May 2017 15:11:26 +0000

In the film The Third Man, Orson Welles plays Harry Lime, a black marketeer in post-World War II Vienna. Orson Welles as Harry Lime When he is confronted by his friend Holly Martins, Lime excuses his… More(image)

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