This…This is Water

Those who have spent any time with me know know that I draw a great deal from the life and the writing of David Foster Wallace. Without him ever knowing me, our lives became intertwined the day he committed suicide. The particulars of those events are relevant for this little story. What is important is […]

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And So Another Ends To Begin Again

I met this dude in 1996, the year I rolled into Austin. We worked together at Trudy’s. We also became best friends over a bottle of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey while discussing how we’d ended up in Austin. The short story: the women we’d been with decided to not be with us. Good enough: we bonded […]

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“You Wanna Know What I Make”

If you ever wonder why I teach, and why I do the things that I do…this is the best explanation I can give. Since I approve this message, you can be sure the language is not anywhere near safe for work: This is Taylor Mali, a teacher and slam poet. You can visit his website […]

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