75 out of 405 not a bad turnout at 55th.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

From Saint Paul to Wausau and back I crossed a dozen rivers flowing full with water. You can’t imagine how exciting that can be unless you live in the desert West, where “river” means “dry gulch except during monsoon season.” I think it was the Black River that was particularly inviting. It

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Catsup or ketchup? What do you say?

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

La Mesilla is an old stagecoach stop outside of Las Cruces, NM.  Like other New Mexico towns, at its center there is a plaza (like a garden square or village green), with a church at one end.  It has the Victorian era bandstand in the middle of the square, and shops across

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The response to the grotesque is humor.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS. . .

Literary theories come and go, but this one stuck with me.  The idea is this: when something seems too terrible to bear, or so awful that it is awkward to respond, you find a laugh in it; and then you realize your laughter is grotesque.

Last night, for instance, my

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If you don’t mind getting dizzy . . .

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

SOPHIE REDESIGNED now is on Amazon’s Kindle.  You can even see a FREE SAMPLE.  There were problems at first:  not only had the italicized sections been lost, but all the text was centered, so it read more like a long, narrative poem.  It was even hard to tell where

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