Tweet As I’ve been disturbingly engaged in non-literary endeavors (my restaurant was just purchased by new owners and I’m eyeball-deep in transitional stuff that isn’t much fun, but will hopefully end up producing an excellent restaurant in the end), Sesquipedalism.com has been lacking in the update department for about two weeks. Apologies. I’ll remedy that . . . → Read More: Explanation of Radio Silence
After a two-year bid, I’ve now been single seven months. This is a cakewalk for me—it’s not abnormal in my life to spend three years between liaisons. And though a little intimacy (physical, emotional: whichever, both) might sometimes be nice, unfortunately, most people bore me too much to bother with even the requisite banter to set . . . → Read More: 10 Sentences Project Rationale
I. Regardless of the Appearance of Inherent Romance: Starving Artists Don’t Particularly Enjoy the Starving, Nor the Table-Waiting Required to Pay Rent.
Way back in October, when this site went live, I mentioned my disdain for the romantic American myth of the Starving Artist. It goes hand-in-hand with the archetypal American villain, . . . → Read More: Free Books Coming Soon; Contest Rules; State of the Union
In a bit of good(ish) news, the poorly managed and soon-to-be-virtually-obsolete US Postal Service has actually lowered rates for a change. As of today, the criminally high $15.95 shipping cost for international orders of Happiness is a has been lowered to the slightly less criminal price of $13.95. I’m not sure why, but it doesn’t . . . → Read More: Lower International Shipping Cost
I’d like to be done with physical media for video. I shall buy no more DVDs, and I never bothered converting to Blu Ray because I remember the annoyance of converting from vinyl to cassette to CD to .mp3. I’m just cutting out the middlemen here. I’m open to purchasing Apple TV to broadcast my . . . → Read More: Conundrum; Plea for Assistance
The fiction archive is now loaded with teasers—around 1,000 words—from each of the fourteen stories, written between 2002 and 2006, which Happiness is a comprises. And, if it needs repeating, that collection will be available for purchase by month’s end.
But if that doesn’t do it for you, there’s also a smattering of new work—stories . . . → Read More: Fiction Snippets Galore!
If you haven’t been paying close attention, you may not have noticed that, as promised, Sesquipedalism.com is slowly growing. All across the navigation bar, you’ll find new content. Under “About the author,” you’ll find a detailed biography, a list of influences, and (probably much more interesting than the bio blurbs) two very Type-A lists: Top . . . → Read More: “In This Twilight” & Other Updates
Sesquipedalism.com exists for three reasons, unless of course you count sheer vanity—then its purpose is fourfold. First and foremost, Sesquipedalism.com is here because writing is about communication. Writing is about interiority: the feeling that you are inhabiting the consciousness of someone else, or that someone else is inhabiting yours; the feeling of “getting” someone, . . . → Read More: The Success of the Venture Depends on You (No Pressure)
Greetings and salutations from Sesquipedalism.com: the domain and bandwidth ceded to me, James Black, by the gods of the internet. Consider this post the softest of soft openings, a prologue for a prologue. Over the next few weeks, this site will grow; the archives (up top, under “Writing”) will become fecund with all manner of . . . → Read More: Sesquipedalism.com: Soft Opening
Happiness is a
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