Author Archives: taoreader

About taoreader

Writer. Managing editor of a literary journal. Pianist and singer. Dog-lover and Shatner fan.

Behold the Enduring Creepiness of “Unsolved Mysteries”

Recently I discovered that the late 80s-early 90s TV show “Unsolved Mysteries,” with Robert Stack, is available on Amazon Video. All the seasons in their entirety. This is a show I would watch, spellbound, when I was younger, then go … Continue reading

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If it Ain’t Broke, Fix It (Also Tuesday TV Talk)

Remember Qwikster, and how great that turned out? Like, worse than New Coke? Well, you know those star ratings on Netflix? I don’t know about anyone else, but when I’ve never seen or heard about a show, I kind of … Continue reading

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A Wales Story Part II: The Dart Game

Previously, on A Wales Story… A whole lot of writers invade a small Welsh pub. Dave, a heavy-smoking, heavy-drinking man of indeterminate age enters and his brain nearly implodes when he sees the pub full of lovely twenty-something American women. They … Continue reading

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Can We Talk About a Poem For a Sec?

The great, renowned, Pulitzer Prize-National Book Award-Robert Frost Medal-etc.etc.-winning America poet John Ashbery turned eighty-eight this week. Eighty-effin’-eight, guys. And he just wrote another book of poetry. Another effin’ book. He’s already published twenty-something books. LitHub published a poem, “The Upright … Continue reading

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Tourism for Writer Weirdos: Lampeter, Wales

Hi guys! I miss you! I’ve been hella busy (I’m down with the youth) writing and workshopping and etc. Every time I want to hang out here, I think, “You have a hundred things to get done, tao, don’t procrastinate!” … Continue reading

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Jack Black / Jimmy Fallon Sing “More Than Words”

When is Jimmy Fallon going to ditch the suit and just do a sketch show already? This duet with Jack “Talented Spaz” Black is right on the money, both weirdly accurate and uniquely theirs.  

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Can You Find the Mole?

Since I’m spending some of my work day pursuing creative time-wasters, I thought I’d share one. Feeling nostalgic for the days of text-only games, when the only things you needed for an adventure were a story and your imagination? This … Continue reading

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