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Kentucky miners reading a "No Work" sign

photo by Russell Lee Courtesy University of Kentucky Photo Archives

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updated December 2012


(A speech I didn't give at a college that will go unnamed on the off chance they invite me back so I can recycle this puppy.)

I have been told in no uncertain terms that the fire marshal will not allow me to instruct y'all in the arcane art of personal illumination, i.e., lighting farts. Sad in a way; it's not only the best way to scare away rampaging bears you encounter while camping, but it is a corking metaphor for the subject at hand.

I am a blue collar writer who believes art is decided by the next century, not the pontificating fools surrounding me. I build stories and novels to launch my attitudes and observations into this messy little world of ours. It is what I do.

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