winter is here. no big snow storm—despite a few flurries, & some snowfall in downtown portland, no ice storms, yet, but bracingly cold days & freezing & near-freezing nights.
oh, & avoid cinemagic. no magic there, just bad juju & mal karma. stick to cinema 2q, mcmenamins, hollywood, or the academy for yr second run movie jollies.
phfoto, m.f. mcauliffe
election night, nov., 2012…. in the forest of signs, always remember: avoid the buffet…
the penalty for doing so: food poisoning, acute dehydration, & an e.r. visit.
phfotos, m.f. mcauliffe
a story of mine, the night watch, was accepted for red lemonade’s hybrid beasts anthol., published as an e-book this summer.
(& to get the whole ebook, go to:
another story, the tiniest of television sets, o siete cartas personales, will eventually be part of another red lemonade anthol. project (cohorts)… here it is with notes & comments…
& a third story, exhibit & restaurant, will be in the writing disorder’s fall 2013 issue;
lastly, an essay, elbowing room, elbow rooming…
from AllEvents.in Portland: “Lidia Yuknavitch reading & launch Party: Saturday, 8 Sept., 2012, @ Powell’s City of Books, Portland OR … Join Lidia Yuknavitch at the Burnside Powell’s for the official launch of her new novel, ‘Dora: A Headcase.’ http://www.powells.com/biblio/18-9780983477570-0 … After the reading stop by the ‘Dora’ launch party being held mere blocks from Powell’s at Cassidys Restaurant and Bar, 1331 SW Washington St., Portland. … If you’ve seen Lidia read before you know to expect the unexpected.” Pictured: chuck palahniuk introducing…; lidia yknavitch & chuck; lidia & rhonda hughes (ed. & publisher, hawthorne books), lidia yuknavitch signing… phfotos by m.f. mcauliffe
(july 2012) the merk sable, after a few yrs of faithful service & several more yrs of kvetch & inconstant service was sent off to the great kboo donation click in the sky, or the cloud, or wherever the fuck the intertubes intertube. & after 6 wks of wandering the carlot wastes of ne 82nd. & mlk, & perusing the craigslists, we cut to the chase at portland rescue mission’s used car lot on ne halsey (just east of ne 82nd.) i would like to think that kboo got a kergillion dollars for the old bumpersticker alone. (& the new car has as many bumperstickers as the old one, but not as many obscene ones.) (not yet.) phfotos by m.f. mcauliffe
office manager sofia sensei satori satyagraha shostakovna stolichniya sashimi shitkicker taking a break (some time in may, 2012) phfoto by m.f. mcauliffe
from portland mercury: “The Literary Gong Show: Buck Williams When: Sun., May 20, 8 p.m. 2012…A book release party for A Very Minor Prophet, by James Bernard Frost [from hawthorne books], featuring readings from Frost, Monica Storss, Kerry Cohen, G. Xavier Robillard, Matthew Dickman, Pauls Toutonghi, Gloria Harrison, & more. Their readings will be judged by 4 out-of-control individuals & a dwarf prophet with a gong.” NOTE: the dwarf had to cancel, but Monica Storss fearlessly filled in fillingly. pictured here: monsieur dickman, j.b. frost wrestling with libation & prophecy, lisa wells being kibbutzed by kerry cohen, michael heald with perfect a.v. assistance, 3 of the 4 gong show panelists, monica storss banging the gong, & banging the gong again. phfotos by m.f. mcauliffe
cirque de soleil set up their tents at expo center, just across mlk & i-5