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Danish Accent · 8M ago

How One Memorable Line in Dennis Potter's 'The Singing Detective' Stayed With Me for Thirty Years

Almost thirty years ago, I saw a brilliant British TV mini-series and musical by Dennis Potter called The Singing Detective that is considered a classic today. Michael Gambon played a bitter and darkly funny mystery writer hospitalized with a severe ...
Danish Accent · 8M ago

I'm Cleaning House (Be Here Now)

I'm cleaning house.Yesterday I threw out cardigans, sun bleached T-shirts and death threats from my dermatologist. I even found a moldy cupcakeand some frozen love songsin a corner of my fri...
Danish Accent · 8M ago

Sixty Years Old (Worn Out Sandals for Sale or I Still Jog Through Cemeteries in Light Blue Trainers)

teeth fall into the grasswrinkles take offliving a hard lifein soft spoken mirrors counting:lost an eardrum in decembercaught up with my liverthanksgivingfor charity:  bald spotsabused eyeballstake away armpitscheapnothing is left
Danish Accent · 8M ago

San Marino - Long Live All the Tiny Countries in the World, Microstate Kitch and All

San Marino is a country that makes Denmark look like a continent. This miniature state is ...
Danish Accent · 8M ago

Denmark for Dummies 2016 (A Superficial Guide to the Happiest Nation in the Universe. And That Includes Mars, Too)

Winner of www.Denmark.net's International Contest, 2009. Updated May 2016. All Danes are ...
Danish Accent · 8M ago

Global Warming (A Plea for Bear Hugs & Mindful Heartbeats)

1.The sun tan on our shoulders is like a blanket of freewayspeeling off at the speed of so...
Danish Accent · 8M ago

Lemon Subway (New York Jet Lag)

I wake up around five, dizzy from the jet lag, the ear plugs and the Newark shuttle.There ...
Danish Accent · 8M ago

Misty Morning 5.52 AM (A Poem)

Misty morning 5.52 AM. The sound of squirrels dancing on deck chairs, corn flakes half dig...
Danish Accent · 8M ago

Earthquake Anniversary in Nepal - A Country Still Struggling a Year After the Disaster

In December 2012 I was in Kathmandu to give a talk at the Literary Jatra, and I fell in lo...
Danish Accent · 8M ago

An English Translation of The First Chapter of The Egyptian Heart (Det egyptiske hjerte)

My thirteenth novel, Det egyptiske hjerte was published in Denmark in late 2015. Here is a translation of the first chapter by Mark Kline that takes place in medieval Venice.  (There's a ram...