Most-Genius Posts

The Humble Genius in his natural habitat: The humility stage

The Humble Genius in his natural habitat: The stage of selflessness

Here are some of my favorite and/or

most-brilliant posts

How to Write Creatively: 2020 version, 2019 version

“Literary Capital of Alabama”: Monroeville as Harper Lee’s Maycomb: Part 1, Part 2 (June 2016)

Byronfest posts: 2014, 2015, 2016

Big Things Photographed from Inches Away (Sept. 2015, July 2016)

Quotes and notes transcribed from life (Ongoing series)

My ‘Teachings’: Single-copy books (Ongoing category)

Collected Notes and Quotes, 2015

Living outside of stories, or When does Lennie poop? (August 2014)

‘Boyhood’ and Nonfiction Across Time (July 2014 — Freshly Pressed!)

The memoirist’s Faustian bargain (March 2014)

All Satisfying Stories Have Morals: A Reader’s Critical Perspective (Feb. 2014)

A Philosophy of Creativity (Feb. 2014)

A Summary of my Fundamental (and Temporary) Beliefs (Jan. 2014)

The Past is not -7: Remembering to Forget (Jan. 2014)

The Old Man and ‘The Old Man and the Sea’: All stories are bullshit — which includes the explanation of “all narrators are unreliable narrators” (Nov. 2013)

Beyond genres, writing as a way to live (Nov. 2013)

‘Word World’ and the problem of plurals (Aug. ’13 — Freshly Pressed!)

Awkward pictures from a zoo (Aug. ’13)

‘You the smartest bitch in this place’: What if brains were sexy? (Aug. ’13)

A mental tourist: Visiting others’ minds through their texts (Aug. ’13)

Writer’s High: Are Writers Having Enough Fun? (July ’13)

Foreshadowing, artifice, and being alive (July ’13)

At Mick Donald’s: Arm Tatts, Beardy McTankTop, the Pretenders, and me (June ’13)

A Doctorate in Here and Now (June ’13)

Math isn’t real, but neither are ‘atoms’ (June ’13)

The ‘true story’ paradox: Toward a defensible nonfiction (Feb. ’13)

$6 for story, $10 for good story (Feb. ’13)

Editing to Remove Context (Nov. ’12)

More boring than silence: a runny-nose manifesto (Oct. ’12)

Freewriting: What to post when there’s nothing to post (Oct. ’12)

Poetry: Drafts of ‘Split My Thumb’ (Sept. ’12 — Freshly Pressed!)

Writing in the present vs. writing about the past (or, Edward Abbey’s narrative B.S.) (Aug. ’12)

The Mystery of Where the Words Come From (Aug. ’12)

Comics

Beyond the Senses (graphic fiction) (Nov. ’12)

The Fox and the Books (graphic fiction)

Journal & Pocket Pages by Date

1986: June 7–10

1987: Dec. 7-15

1992: May 29,30, Oct. 23, Oct. 24

1993: March 13, March 14, April 25, May 21, June 13, Aug. 7

1994: Jan. 29, April 7, Aug. 19, Aug. 19, Sept. 5, Sept. 5,

1995: Jan. 3, July 27, Aug. 28, Dec. 27,

1996: Jan. 16, Jan. 17, Jan. 22Feb. 3, Feb. 6, Feb. 21,  March 8, Mar. 9, March 10, Mar. 14, Apr. 13,  Apr. 15, May 24, May 26, June 15, June 26, Aug. 12, Nov. 19,

1997: Jan. 14, March 26, May 16, Aug. 13, Aug. 14,

1998: Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 14,  Feb.-March, July 12,

1999:  Jan. 20, May 24 & June 3Oct. 8,9,16,

2000: Aug. 18, Sept. 21,

2001: April 7, June 2Sept. 9,

2002Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 13, Nov. 16,

2003: Jan. 3, March 26-27, Aug. 5, Sept. 12

2004: Feb. 19-29 PPMay 12, July 6, Aug. 25, Nov. 6, Nov. 19, Nov. 24,

2005: Feb. 19, Feb. 21, March 19, April 6, April 30, Oct. 25, Dec. 21,

2006: March 12, April 13, July 14, Oct. 4,

2007:  Feb. 23, June 6, July 15, Aug. 2, Aug. 23, Sept. 18, Dec. 9, Dec. 28,

2008: Feb. 23, April 20, May 23, June 12, June 27, July 6, July 7, July 9, July 11, July 12, July 14, July 26, Aug. 4, Aug. 8, Aug. 9, Aug. 11, Aug. 13, Dec. 25,

2009: Feb. 19, April 25, June 29, Aug. 31, Oct. 20,

2010: Jan. 12, Feb. 8, April 11, April 24, April 24, May 30, July 19, Nov. 9,

2011: Jan. 23, March 28, May 22, May 28, May 28, May 28, June 1, June 5, June 13, June 13, July 2, Nov. 20, Nov. 24, Dec. 29,

2012: Jan. 1, Jan. 2, Feb. 26, March 9, March 24, March 24,26, March 26, June 7, June 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 11, Aug. 28, Sept. 20,

2013: Feb. 2, March 25, Apr. 10, Apr. 12, Apr. 21, Apr. 23, Apr. 24, Apr. 25, Apr. 27, May 3, May 5, May 7, May 10, May 12, May 24, June 27, June 27, Aug. 1, Aug 22, Oct. 10, Oct. 17Nov. 27

2014: Jan. 14, Jan. 27, Feb. 4, April, May, May 5, May 6-7, June 10, Summer, Aug., Sept. 5, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 26, Nov.

2015: Feb. 21, March 15, March 26, April 10, April 27, Aug. 16, Aug. 23, Dec. 18, Dec. 30 (part 1), Dec. 30 (part 2), Collected Notes & Quotes

2016: Jan., Jan. 31, Feb., Feb. 17, March 7, March 12, April, May 1, May 21, June 21, June 29, July 18, July 19, July 20, July 21, July 23, Aug. 20, Aug. 27Sept. 2, Sept. 11, Sept. 4, Sept. 14, Nov., Nov. 13, Nov. 17, Dec., Dec. 19, Dec. 20,

2017: Early Jan., Jan. 7, Jan. 10, Later Jan., Jan. 29, Jan.-Feb., Feb., Feb. 19, March, March 18, April, May, May 2, June 16, June 24, July 19, July 19July 31, Aug. 12, Sept. 2, Sept. 6, Sept. 20, Sept. 20, Sept. 21, Sept. 22, Sept. 25, Sept. 25, Sept. 26, Sept. 26, Sept. 28, Sept. 29, Oct. 3, Oct. 3, Oct. 6, Oct. 10,  Oct. 16,  Oct. 31, Nov. 15Nov. 18, Nov. 19, Nov. 20, Nov. 23, Nov. 23 (105-106), Nov. 25, Nov. 28,   Nov. 30, Dec. 16,

2018: Jan. 16, Feb. 9, Feb. 11-18, Feb-Mar, Feb. 25, April 22, April 23, May 3, May 30, June 9, June 28, July 3, July 7, July 24, Aug. 29, Sept. 2, Sept. 23, Sept. 30, October, Oct. 25, Oct. 26, Nov. 28, Dec. 14

2019: Jan. 3, Jan. 6, Feb. 13, Mar. 2Mar. 14, Mar. 15, Mar. 16, Apr. 1, Apr. 3, Apr. 7, April 10, April 10, April 16, May 3, May 27, May 30, June 15, June 28, July 13, Sept. 19, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Sept. 30, Oct. 5Oct. 17, Oct. 19, Oct. 20, Oct. 29, Nov. 9, Nov. 11, Nov. 14, Dec. 7,

2020: Jan. 15, Feb. 21, Feb. 23, March, April 11, April 18, May 26, June 24, June 28, July 4, July 27, Sept. 8, Oct. PPs, Nov. 26, Nov & Dec PP,  

2021: Jan. PP, Feb. PP, March 28, April PP, May PP

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