Archive For The “Wild Dog” Category

Stop Barking Up The Wrong Tree

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Stop Barking Up The Wrong Tree

“Call me Raven,” the woman said. She was a blonde and she noticed the puzzled look on Barker’s face. “I like black men,” she added as explanation. “True, most Americans know better than to actually sleep in their cars at an interstate rest stop.” – Newsweek, 9/27/93.   “Negative” advice empowers you to move.  Lower…

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Thinking Thoughts In My Head

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Thinking Thoughts In My Head

“Frankly, I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left me.”  A young Hunter S. Thompson wrote in a letter to a friend. Wish I had that attitude earlier in my own life.  Tried poverty, which sucked.  Big time.  But having learned what actual poverty actually is,…

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Wild Dog College Tour

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Wild Dog College Tour

I haven’t swooned for anything quite like I did for the city of Missoula since that little deaf red-headed girl. THE BEST PEOPLE TO GET EVEN WITH ARE THE ONES WHO LEND YOU A HAND, saw this on a readerboard outside a chiropractor’s office coming into town. Missoula (elevation 3200 feet above sea level) would…

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The Grant Application

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The Grant Application

Suspect – doubtlessly – this is an actual attempt to raise funds.  What I learned is sometimes you can simply be too authentic.  But then what’s the point? – JDW 1995 GREGORY KOLOVAKOS SEED GRANT AWARD APPLICATION 1. The editorial focus or mission of WILD DOG. Literary empowerment. A credible platform for artists. WILD DOG…

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So I Get A Call

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So I Get A Call

There is no great genius without some touch of madness. – Seneca And some great madness may be touched with genius.  Enigma cloaked by conundrum. So I get a call.  Somebody found out where I am hiding and wants my sage advice.  Somebody must be fucking desperate. The shit hit the ventilation system and when…

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Confessions Of A Dog Lover

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Confessions Of A Dog Lover

There are some dogs too wild to live among men. – Barker Ajax Sounded like a howl for help.  Looked like self-abuse. Not the fun kind. Sedimentary.  Layer upon layer of change. Simultaneously at the same time, he changed careers, moved cross-country, got serious with a new lady. He was broke. He had divorced his…

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Florida. Not Just Another Red State

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Florida. Not Just Another Red State

Found an old, old note.  Something scribbled in college.  Said note said, “I have always wanted to see Florida, so I have been saving these words about Florida by the esteemed poet James Dickey since I found them in the October, 1974 issue of PLAYBOY.”  Which I was just reading for the articles.  A dollar-twenty-five well…

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In Dogged Pursuit…

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In Dogged Pursuit…

“Dogs do all the things we want to but won’t,” Cynthia Heimel contends. “Dogs act exactly the way we would act if we had no shame.” Old Joke: A Russian dog goes to Paris where he meets a French dog. The Parisian pup recognizes the other dog is from the Soviet Union, so he wonders…

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ASK DOCTOR BONES, THE ADVICE DOG

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ASK DOCTOR BONES, THE ADVICE DOG

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. – Ben Williams If a tree farts and there’s no one to smell, does it stink? Who nose. Where does the Code of Wild Dog fit into the great world philosophies of the day? The question comes to us from Don of…

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Self-Portrait In Black & White With Pink

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Self-Portrait In Black & White With Pink

Charles Bukowski said that…. And he meant it.

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