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Last Time at The University Gym

I ran on the lonely back road through the ancient hill country. Once inhabited by American Indian (pronounced revolutionary, oppressed, righteous, non-devilish Native American gender-free, free-range, gluten free people). My first mile was lame. The weather ungodly hot and humid. … Continue reading

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On Writing: The Real Botendaddy Speaks

All of the Allegheny Actor’s Studio players were there: Ricardo Perez of Santurce, 🇵🇷 Puerto Rico who played Ramon Shelley Kornboim of Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY, who played the Librarian Luigi Portofino of Roanoake, Virginia, who played The Park Ranger. Rachel Birnboim of … Continue reading

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The Pilgrim Seeks Wisdom from the Ancient and Wise Botendaddy

“Oohm mane padne cultural appropriation oohm.” Chanted the Botendaddy as he sat in a modified Lotus Position, high on his mountain. A pilgrim appeared over the horizon and walked across the meadow to ascend the peak, she was accompanied by … Continue reading

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German Expressionist Theatre Presents: A 5.54 Mile Run in Savage Humidity: Botendaddy on Trial for {CENSORED}

[Opens to a stage in a smoke-filled Deutsche film-noir 1920’s style theater.] NARRATOR: [In Weimar-Era top hat and tails] ‘Obviously in every German Expressionist play is the existential-oppositional-nihilist anarchist-deontological-neo-structuralism between Totalitarian Fascism and Extreme Socialism presented in incomprehensible 1920’s dialectic.’ … Continue reading

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Botendaddy Followers Voted Hottest in Blogosphere!

We were all sitting at the Writers’ Workshop in the Bolean Nationality Classroom. They were going to decertify the Bolean classroom, but a flying saucer dispatched by the King Garbiagge Bolean landed on the Cathedral lawn with 2 billion in Platinum ingots and … Continue reading

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Who are the Characters of the Writer’s Workshop?

In response to overwhelming audience demand, I lay it out as best I can. Activity: The Writer’s Workshop, 2006-Present location: Bolean Nationality Classroom, Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh leader: The Professor literary critic in residence: the Botendaddy name: The … Continue reading

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Happy, Uplifting: More Things I Love and Hate

OK, the last post was depressing. Don’t worry, readers, Hiroyuki is OK. She had some things to work out. Her parents brought her back to Vancouver for the summer and she is at some form of a Canadian Veteran’s hospital outpatient … Continue reading

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