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  • Lord Byron: One Of The Pulpiest

    Lord Byron: One Of The Pulpiest

    September 19th, 2011 | Lord Byron, Poetry | journalpulp | 4 Comments

    Lord Byron just turned 229 years old. Here is how he was regarded by some of his peers: “A man of genius whose heart is perverted,” William Wordsworth called Lord Bryon. “The most vulgar-minded genius that ever produced a great effect in literature,” George Eliot called Lord Byron. “Mad, bad, and dangerous to know,” Caroline […]

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  • Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Have You Heard the Story of the Hot Rod Lincoln?

    Putting the Cock Back in Cocktail: Have You Heard the Story of the Hot Rod Lincoln?

    December 19th, 2016 | Bartending | journalpulp | No Comments

    Four winter cocktails to warm your belly: (Vid for Mark, at the Café Claire)   The Sudsbuster He was one of the mellow, the soft-spoken, the tawny-haired — one who preferred to be alone. His name was Mark, a dishwasher at age 45. He was a drifter, a loner. He valued his freedom above all. Dishwashing jobs […]

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  • The Art of Being Interesting

    December 14th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 7 Comments

    (Whiskey Wisdom, the first installment, available now for free. Download me here!) Product description: “Sometimes I just want to slap him across the face and say ‘Why can’t you be more interesting?’” Thus spoke the lovely young lady at my bar one quiet Sunday night. She was three Manhattans in and talking to me as […]

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  • Lust, Lies, and Magnetic Eyes

    December 12th, 2016 | Whiskey Wisdom | journalpulp | 4 Comments

    Download the full book for free. The charismatic personality is the magnetic personality, and, despite what you may have been told, charisma isn’t inborn or innate but learned. Which is why there are as many different ways to be charismatic as there are different styles of personality. The subject of personality is closely connected to […]

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  • 7 Stupendously Simple Ways to Make Yourself Into a Better Writer

    November 30th, 2016 | Writing | journalpulp | No Comments

    Suppose someone were to tell you that you could become a better writer in a single week — would you believe it? Me neither. And yet that’s precisely what I’m about to do. And more: I’m about to make a believer out of you. I tried this on a bet — and lost. Here is how you […]

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