Returning to Abnormal

Rufus F.

Rufus is a likeable curmudgeon. He has a PhD in History, sang for a decade in a punk band, and recently moved to NYC after nearly two decades in Canada. He wrote the book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (2021).

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4 Responses

  1. InMD says:

    Great piece Rufus and glad to hear you made it through the journey unscathed. This made me nostalgic for some of the things I gave up when I put on my gilded Sartrean chains for good. Hopefully you got the system reboot you needed and that only the occasional psychedelic experience can provide.Report

  2. Slade the Leveller says:

    This deserves a wider audience. What an excellent essay.Report

    • Thanks so much!

      That gets at something I’ve been thinking a lot lately- I do really need to branch out a bit. Don’t get me wrong- I love this place and I’ll always write things here, as long as we’re open. (The crazy thing is I’ve been writing here for about a decade.)

      But, I really need to learn how to “pitch” articles to paying outlets as well because writing is pretty much all I do whenever I can, and my current day job is *very likely* going to end in September. Unlike the US, we are probably not reopening our universities for classes until fall 2021. And I’m imagining the maintenance workers are not going to be given paid sabbaticals!

      Anyway, if anyone knows how to “pitch” pieces or where the bloody heck you pitch them to, send me a message. My cat needs new shoes.Report