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Blog #46: The Focative Syllogism

Blog #46:  The Focative Syllogism

—or:  ‘Disgusting and Itchy’!   (Just nevermind.)   So I’ve been on hiatus with the writing.  I needed a break, I needed to replenish, I needed to remake myself, I needed… to conquer and plunder and destroy and read some junk for a while…  And so shall I continue to do.  But I also have to start writing again.  Not just ‘writery-related’ stuff—like the promoting and publicizing and...

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Blog #42: Write or Wrong

Blog #42: Write or Wrong

I should be working on my novel… (Yes—this is one of those deals where I should be doing all sorts of other things, and instead I’m writing a blog about how I’m not doing those things anyway… Sorry.) Also, I need to cut my fingernails. Uh! The incessancy of life… We do and we do and we do—and yet it all just needs doing again! I’m just not in the mood for it. Or anything really just now…...

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Blog #35: Chunks of Sky (part 1)

Blog #35: Chunks of Sky (part 1)

—but before I get to that… in other news, I have the rough draft of Novel No. 3 (but that’s not what it’s called) finished… presumably—mayhaps… probably. And then—   Many, many, many years ago—in the bygone years of mine eldest youth… (i.e. ‘college’), I was sitting in an American lit. class at UW-Whitewater, and we were discussing the poetry of Walt Whitman. I thought of how ironic (and/or...

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Blog #34: Mishka Shakespeare (revamped)

Blog #34:  Mishka Shakespeare (revamped)

Another revamp — Mishka Shakespeare: The Complete Works… (sans all those writings that may have come after that have been labeled ‘The Even Completer Works’… So why didn’t I do a second edition and include all that? Well… who says I’m done yet?! Butanyhoo…) If you already have this, it’s just a new cover, the innards are unchanged. If you don’t have it, still available in paperback (at a...

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Blog #32: Natalya’s Tale

Blog #32: Natalya’s Tale

My debut novel — Natalya’s Tale — is now available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions! To order copies, click on this link: http://www.amazon.com/Natalyas-Tale-Mishka-Zakharin/dp/1516915437/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1440854804&sr=8-2&keywords=mishka+zakharin   For more about Natalya’s Tale, I refer you to these previous blogs:...

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Blog #30: Mishka’s Expurgated Florilegium

Blog #30: Mishka’s Expurgated Florilegium

  MISHKA’S EXPURGATED FLORILEGIUM (and then some…) The new and improved 2nd edition of one of Mishka’s previous poetry anthologies! Mishka’s Expurgated Florilegium (and then some…) is a poetic collection of life vignettes, carved and moulded from the spectrum of the human condition — from sweet and sexy, to absurd and trivial, from dark and philosophical, to humorous and hopeful… soaring...

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