Returning to Abnormal

Rufus F.

Rufus is an American curmudgeon in Canada. He has a PhD in History, sings in a garage rock band, and does many things. He is the author of the forthcoming book "The Paris Bureau" from Dio Press (early 2021).

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5 Responses

  1. InMD

    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

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

    • Rufus F. in reply to Slade the Leveller

      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

  1. July 12, 2020

    […] week, I had Death in Venice on my mind (as I mentioned), and so I reread Thomas Mann’s novella and watched Lucino Visconti’s 1971 film for the […]Report

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