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Real Time started ten years ago when historical characters began appearing in the midst of my everyday life and giving me a piece of their minds. Book 1 is finished. Book 2 is drafted. And Book 3 is rolling around in my imagination. We're about to publish a monograph with several selections from the book, along with an original essay by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.
The Secret Life of Carrots, which is written by the God of Carrots (of all "people") slices and dices its way through conventional human perspectives on everything from life underground and nutrition to stem-cell research and reincarnation.
David's Inferno is a look back at my two-year experience of depression + dysphoric-mania between 2005 and 2007. It's neither manic nor dysphoric…and usually not depressing either. In fact, some posts are are actually kind of amusing. It's inspired by William Styron's brilliant Darkness Visible.
I'm also writing The Power of Not Now in which a dying man “confesses” that he is the Buddha and proceeds to gleefully and irreverently deconstruct the author’s assumptions about relationships, war, spirituality, and more.
Mad Liberation is about a young woman who struggles to understand the fundamental stories we all share—about money, relationship, morality, etc.—and how we could start telling new ones.
And there are these Writing Asides, about all the things that writers do and/or think about when they "should" be writing.
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