Author Archives: Doctor Quack

About Doctor Quack

Just another bonehead with an internet connection.

Behind the Iron Curtain: Belarus

I recently had the fortune of traveling to the last dictatorship in Europe: Belarus. For those of you who don’t know the Who, What, Where, When, Why, or How of Belarus, allow me to share: Belarus is medium-sized European nation … Continue reading

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No Homo

I told a story to a friend: “This past autumn, I went camping out by Bishop Pass: a rocky and inhospitable ridge in the Sierra Nevada whose landscape is as grizzly and striking as it is cold and indifferent.  The autumn leaves … Continue reading

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“I Like Books”

I realize I might alienate many of my readers with this post, but alas, against my better judgement, I proceed: I don’t like books. I don’t dislike books either.  I am indifferent to books.  In fact, there are many books … Continue reading

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Meet the Banana Slugs

Hey everyone.  Meet my banana slugs.  I think you’ll find them delightfully personable.  Maybe even relatable.  In fact, they’re really just like you and me.  Except they’re slugs.  Banana slugs.  Allow me to introduce them:

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Denial

It seems as though we spend the first eighteen years of our lives eagerly awaiting adulthood, and the next seventy years trying to figure out what adulthood actually is.  Admittedly I have only spent nine years as an adult, yet I … Continue reading

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Compatibility

Allow me to begin with a lengthy anecdote: An old friend and I reunited after nine years.  I had visited him briefly in 2009, but regrettably, I spent the whole time complaining of a broken heart and other such nonsense.  Through … Continue reading

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Tales of a Liminal Age

Forgive me, Readers, for what I am about to write may be classified as comparative literature.  Don’t get too excited now. I present to you two novels that couldn’t be more different: Ferdydurke – a surrealist tale of a thirty year-old … Continue reading

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