So the verdict for the Anthony Abbate Jr. civil trial was announced earlier this evening in Chicago.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this story, click on the links above and below for more info. Also, if you can stomach it, you can watch the video of the beating below.
Look for my story later on Gaper’s Block.
The McCrabass blog is a distraction for me–it’s fluff, it’s fun–aka it’s mental masturbation.
I consider my blogging as a sort of “Artist’s Way” minus the touchy-feely-I-was-once-married-to-Marty-Scorsese-but-he-dumped-me-so-now-I-write-how-to-books-for-wannabe-artists-aka-bored-housewives –but with box wine, chocolate and Bikram yoga. Oh and dark purple highlights and buttloads of salty language.
Simply put, I’m a writer who blogs for fun. I’m not into that brand-building bullshit. (Side note: what the fuck is branding anyway? Why are we supposed to brand ourselves to each other? What the fuck does it have to do with the price of eggs? It doesn’t help people get meaningful work, believeyoume. It’s basically a bullshit term made up by marketers. You’re only a brand if you’ve been heated up on the range where the deer and the antelope play, and used to tap some livestock ass.)
When I’m not thinking up and composing posts, I’m writing my book and looking for a gig. That type of writing is my true calling, along with journalism which I happen to do quite well when given the opportunity.
The following list is made up of folks who are great writers and use their blogs to display their dog-given talent. Some days they write more than on others by using words and images–or just words or just images–kinda like yours truly here. I’ve been reading these folks for a long time now and I suggest you check ‘em out. They write to write, not for the nebulous glory of Internet awards but because they love writing. Oh, and they all have something to say which is the mostest important aspect.
I’m not going to write up brief descriptions of their work because you need to do your own heavy lifting. You won’t regret it either.
In no particular order, if you may …
Reinventing the Event Horizon
The Learned Fan Girl
The Musings of a Storyteller
Adventures By Kim
Violet Blue (NSFW)
Love Letters Are Dying
Learn ‘em, know ‘em, love ‘em.