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The Tiger Lessons. Three: Say to Him the Names of Your Desire

“I want you to do me like that,” Sam says to me, pointing at Rick. “Okay,” I say.  But I don’t know how, and my breath is caught because he has asked this of me. I have just spent the … Continue reading

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Hope and Curiosity Compel Us Forward

“Um, sorry.  No offense, but, I like don’t care at all about your struggle to find a husband. What really interests me is the dude hunting the Skunk Apes.” Yeah, man.  I know.  It’s November, and I’m sitting in Steve … Continue reading

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The Drew Epiphany: Year in Review

Oh, beloveds.  Today is the first time I went out in the glades last year with Cristina, the day I saw the explosion of white ibis from the mangroves sailing up into the blue Everglades sky from my first airboat … Continue reading

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On Writing, Being in Love with a Tiger, and Going to Movies By Myself

I hate writing a novel.  It is the stupidest quote unquote dream to have.  Period.  I wish, when I’d been sitting in Helen Nicholson’s junior advanced English class at Rocky Mount Senior High School that I had decided–instead of fulfilling … Continue reading

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I Am In Love With Everything

“Liverpool is a bunch of thieves,” I’m told by a darling 23-year-old British guy as we are driving home from the Everglades.  We’ve had a red letter day for a tour, and all of us are high on endorphins from … Continue reading

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Tonight I’m Gonna Tell You A Story, And Then I’m Gonna Blog About It/Candy from Strangers

Once upon a time, there were two villages separated by woods.  On one side of the woods, the village grew corn, and on the other, the village ran the the mill to grind it.  The villagers could not live without … Continue reading

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THIS Theater is the Absurd One.

When I was in grad school, the comprehensive exam reading list included Edward Albee’s essay, “Which Theatre is the Absurd One?”  Albee, one of America’s iconic playwrights, wrote the essay in 1962 as an invective against the label “theatre of … Continue reading

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