Sketch spent much of the night in the comfortable chair in the bedroom. As he had his breakfast, I took the chair to read. Later S hopped up on my lap, licking my face, giving me no peace to read. I would shoo him away, hoping he'd settle in one of his other sleeping spots. No luck. He was right back. Finally I gave up, let him have the chair, where he now sleeps, and came into the living room to read. The boss wins again.
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.