Enjoying the late great tonight, a sometimes drinking buddy in the way back when, his ex a girlfriend later, one of the few men I ever met who could leave me in the fog in a boozy run, one of the great Puddle City bands to dance to in the Golden Age, who always saved a slow blues for me when he saw me on the scene, whom in an annual unsuccessful ritual I would nominate for the prestigious Governor's Arts Award, which still should be delivered posthumously.
Charles Deemer teaches screenwriting at Portland State University. He is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and pioneer in hyperdrama. He was the editor of Oregon Literary Review and the artistic director of Small Screen Video.
"Having written almost daily for over 40 years, I can say that writing is not a job or a vocation or a profession--it is an existence. It is a way of being in the world."
"Wall Street owns the country. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people and for the people, but a government of Wall Street, by Wall Street, and for Wall Street." Mary Ellen Lease, 1890
"All humanity's troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room," - Blaise Pascal.