Inhuman Swill : Page 9
Why is my blog called Inhuman Swill? Because you can unscramble the pieces to make William Shunn.

RIP Mark Bourne (1961-2012)

UPDATE: Mark's funeral service will be Thursday, March 1, in Seattle. (Details here.) A less formal celebration of his life will be held in a few weeks. Growing older comes with a lot of unexpected benefits. One of those benefits,...  read

The Book of Mormon: The Musical: The Review

It used to be that when people would find out I'm a former Mormon, they'd ask me whether or not I watch Big Love and how closely it matches my experience of growing up in Utah. (Answers: "Yes" and "Not...  read

Boxed in

One of Chicago's great selling points as a "livable" city is its alleys. Unlike New Yorkers, Chicagoans can stash their smelly garbage bins out back and keep them off the sidewalks. If they're lucky enough to have a garage, like...  read

My 2012 World Series prediction

Some of you know I co-produce and co-host a monthly reading series, Tuesday Funk, at a great little bar here in Chicago. At our October event about three weeks ago, I read my story "The Visitors at Wriggly Field," which...  read

On the other side of the doorbell

They finally caught up with me. It was bound to happen eventually. It was Sunday evening. My wife and I had only been back home for a couple of hours after a long weekend in New York City. The doorbell...  read

A higher attraction

If we were zombies I promise you that I would love you for your brain ...  read

Robert A. Black Golf Course, Warren Park, Chicago

Golfers in the rain with travel mugs of coffee, like this is their job. ...  read

Raaarrrr

I come to you, love, like a zombie in your thrall, hungry for your brains. ...  read

You are here

you are here the southern tip of roosevelt island east river easing by to either side beside your wife astride the bikes you rode like phantoms through the hushed streets of queens over the red bridge at 36th ave you...  read

Butt

stubbed-out cigarette moldering wet in the sink on the Paris train ...  read
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