The Wit & Wisdom of E. H. Munro
I am E. H. Munro. The most quotable man on the internet and most definitely not
might wonder why I've re-used the interface. The answer is simple, i-Ville is undergoing a major overhaul, and a move onto a CMS. As a result the UI is being ditched. Being a firm believer in recycling I'm just re-using the PHP code. Anyway, if you're reading this you're obviously in search of snappy one liners. So let me stop boring you and start entertaining you.
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Do you do any real writing or just this bullshit?
Yes, I do. When I have some more time I'll post links to some short stories and even a screenplay that I co-wrote (along with the equally crazed Elizabeth Pavlov
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The Boston Red Sox
I used to write Red Sox season previews, something I started doing in 1996 (and gave up after the playoff disaster of 2003). You'll note the gap between 1996 and 2000 and wonder the reason for it. The first piece was done as an old fashioned (print) newsletter and mailed to a few dozen fans. By 1997, I was sending them as emails from my Hotmail account. As I had archived the pieces there, I thought little of their safety. However, in 1999, I moved across the state, and went six weeks without checking my Hotmail account. I presumed, as I had taken specific care to save certain emails in folders created for archiving, that the email I wanted was safe, and that even if the box filled up, the new mail would be returned to sender, silly me. Micro$loth apparently decided that their spam was more important than three years of my email. One day my biographer will write a jeremiad on the irreparable loss and openly wonder why the U. S. government did not launch cruise missiles at the Redmond behemoth's coroporate headquarters. Anyway, I had a print copy of the first, which I retyped.
1996 Season Preview
2000 Season Preview
2001 Season Preview
2002 Season Preview
2003 Season Preview
This was written originally for the late,
lamented eVille, which was to be a new artists showcase. I wrote
tutorials for those artists interested in designing their own pages in
preference to the preset templates. It was originally an online piece, this is the PDF version.
This, too, was written for eVille and looked at
the opportunities that the network age afforded artists. It also
examined the failures of the public dialogue concerning the debate.
This was written in February 2001.
The year 2002 has seen some naked power grabs by our glorious government, and before you put all the blame on the goofy Shrubya, these power grabs were pushed by Democrats, as well as Republicans, to loud cheers from the entertainment industry at large, and they're every bit as bad as the odious PATRIOT Act. In fact, they enhance its reach.
This was written for Latin Nation X and ASC
after reading the story and researching the DEA murder of Ashley Villarreal, a young San Antonio girl with the misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The real question, however, is how much more will we accept before we admit that the war on drugs
isn't worth the cost?
This was a follow up to the above article, covering the events of that fatal night, when the war on drugs
took the life of an adolescent girl. It is also a look at the length that people will go to excuse the war, and why I do not think it a war worth winning.
Derived from a writing seminar assignment, this article appeared in a small Boston lit journal in 1986, basically a recounting of a night spent in a neighbourhood that no longer exists. By 1986 Boston's infamous Combat Zone
was on life support, but in 1983 from whence this tale dates, the good times were just starting to end.
One of my (many) hats is that of writing instructor, this article is written for my students. At 4500 words it's too long for periodical publication. I suppose I could edit it down to half that and sell it, but for now it serves its purpose, to let my students know what they're in for if they really want to pursue the craft.
More drug war commentary. This one a look at the war on drugs from a Constitutional perspective. Co-written with S.E. Whelan.