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mcphedran's writing blog · 3W ago

The Animals’ Initiative

The animals started their plan with the giraffe enclosure; the bars were minimal and so not so easy to notice. It was done in an hour, mostly by the baboons. And sure enough, nobody noticed....
mcphedran's writing blog · 4W ago

The Davis Trilogy: Desperate to Be Not Bad

The Davis Trilogy follows the eponymous character from high school through college and on to work. Which do you prefer as a tagline? Desperate to be someone, he learns he can’t be anyone els...
mcphedran's writing blog · 1M ago

The Black Hole in Grateful Dead Releases

By my count, there have been 148 concerts officially released by The Grateful Dead. These releases have come in various incarnations, most notably Dick’s Picks, Road Trips and, the series of...
mcphedran's writing blog · 1M ago

Slow Motion Brain into Genius

I think that I remember something that I have to know. I remembered it. It was there. I had it in my head. With it, everything made perfect sense. I was there. I knew it. And then I forgot i...
mcphedran's writing blog · 1M ago

The Beautiful Drift

The beautiful drift, muttering those words to myself, thinking I knew something real, a fundamental truth or at least a way inside to where I had never been let in, the godsend or baby with ...
mcphedran's writing blog · 2M ago

Blackhawks Fans: This Is What Racism Looks Like

Chicago Blackhawks fans chanted “Basketball, basketball!” at Washington Capitals player, Smith-Pelly. He rose to challenge them, and they didn’t let up.This type of ugliness remains rampant ...
mcphedran's writing blog · 2M ago

Land of the Dead

I hadn’t seen him for too long. It was like he was gone. And then he was there. I was in the land of the dead, something like that. He was quiet. There was a show he was in, on … Continue re...
mcphedran's writing blog · 2M ago

The Duck Machine

We walked around the carpet, following the story of Samra. The Duck Machine was in the back corner, an odd contraption with a lever that looked like a duck-bill and a bird floating inside th...
mcphedran's writing blog · 2M ago

Eternal Fucking Recurrence

“The Hive should be more your thing. It’s tactile.” “Tactile. You’re really losing me.” “You can replay the perfect moment, the bra sliding down, the hand against your breast, just that tiny...
mcphedran's writing blog · 2M ago

Top Ten Hollywood Films

While it is true that Hollywood is a tight box that suffocates individual vision, it also allows for the expense and crew that can make for a distraction worth watching. 10. The Poseidon Adv...