Posts Tagged "John Mauk"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 114

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Archive | 11 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 114

Okay, a friend, John Mauk, a really, really good writer, big league writer, asked me to write a post about Trump. How he talks. He has the best words. Well, no, John didn’t say about how he talks. He said write anything. But you know, I’m a big fan of words, very big fan, one of the biggest. So I had to get to the root cause of Trump’s success. Being a writer myself. A very, very good one. I know words. Oh, no, that’s Trump. He has the best words. Run through the Flesch-Kincaid grade-level test, his text of responses score at the 4th-grade reading level. No confusion, no complications...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 63

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Archive | 3 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 63

Here I am, stuck at home recovering from the dreaded shingles, while 14,000 of my dearest friends are having a party in Seattle. They’re wining and dining and schmoozing and lobbying and jockeying and laughing. And wining and dining, did I say that? I have learned to love AWP (the Association of Writers and Writing Programs) and their annual convention. Well, sort of love. I always leave home saying, “Why Oh Why Am I Going?” and I come home saying, “Let me tell you what happened on Thursday! And about this amazing reading! Guess who I had breakfast with? etc.” I used to go to meet...

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