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Memory and Addiction

I was just reading about how addicted rats will start taking cocaine again in experiments when their hippocampi are activated. Just the memory of the pleasurable drug experience gets them going again. We can't give people a "forgetting" medication though because it interferes with motivation for more adaptive kinds of pleasure-seeking. This all sort of reminds me of that one movie I liked, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in which everyone was getting a scientific treatment done in order…See More
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Titillating Titles

Venus and her Caffeine Fix rather than Crown of Thorns? Nah. I always think that even though I don't drink coffee, maybe I should start. . . .Got some writing in tonight. I try to write whatever I wish other people would write but don't. In that way I manage to please myself. . . .It's a happiness factory of sorts. www.phoebewilcox.com ;See More
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Toddler Talk

You can overhear weird things in a laundromat. For instance, parents making weird threats to their kids--things you know they have no intention of carrying out. Like "I'm going to beat you right here." That's nonsense. I've never seen a parent beat a kid in a crowded laundromat. Even one that had just insisted they were going to. When my kids were little I probably made threats I had no intention of carrying out--nothing too harsh, but still. . . . Sometimes a parent will say anything to just…See More
Nov 20
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Home from Work

It's funny how I don't keep a journal anymore. This is it. The cleaned-up version of my life. Today maybe I should refinance my whole life. I already worked out. I still have to stack wood-- there might be a storm this week, I hear. There are lots of dishes in the sink from making split pea soup and potato salad. And if I had my way completely, I would just lie on the couch and finish reading this book the blind man's garden--no caps or italics-- I'm on my phone and dictating most of this…See More
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Dinner at Val and Norma's

Cheered up by a wonderful dinner at Val and Norma's house tonight. They are both extremely talented artists who live together in Point Pleasant. Here is a link to their site. If anyone wants gorgeous stained glass or mural work, this is the place to go!Sigstedt Studiowww.phoebewilcox.com ;See More
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Brain-dead Girl will Attempt to Learn Something

Because all these well-read academic poets intimidate me, I am going to attempt to learn something this weekend. I got a book out of the library called Postmodern American Poetry. Right off the bat, I'm like, "Okay, what the hell is 'postmodern'? Well, it must mean after the modern period, but I thought we were in a pretty modern period. . . ?" Well, we're after WWII, that's what it is honey bunch. Just because you avoided all lit and creative writing classes in college like the fricking…See More
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Mushroom Casserole Recipes

I had a whole blog on here and it disappeared. It all boiled down to this:Low Fat Mushroom CasseroleMore Fattening Chicken Mushroom Casserole…See More
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Great Poem

I should be doing OT for work right now, but I found this poem instead.The Manhattan ReviewJust when you think you're killing an angel. . . .See More
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I saw a Malaysian Flight Photo

I was in MD's examination room to waiting to find out that I still had a little swimming pool water behind my eardrum, and listening to the doctor in the next examination room through the wall talk to his patient about Obamacare (and I couldn't hear the details, damnit), when I came across a picture in Newsweek or Time that disturbed me. A plane crash victim--decomposing and torn up--next to someone's bed in a little house somewhere in Ukraine. It has smashed through the roof. Now. We don't…See More
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Things to do While the Kids are Away

1.) read books2.) make vegetarian sushi3.) read the paper4.) take a long bath5.) see what's going on in the world that I might like to do6.) find an agent9.) finish one of my novels10.) find a publisher for that poetry manuscript11,) take off the really old toe nail (is that two words?) polish12.) work out13.) do a Carl Sandburg reading for the vloggish part of my blog14.) sleep instead of cleanSo far the only thing I did was work out.Maybe tomorrow evening I'll read and take a bath and take…See More
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Who I am:
www.phoebewilcox.com
twitter handle: phoebtastic
also on facebook, MySpace, Little Episodes
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Recidivist, poetry chapbook, April 2010 (Lilly Press)
Angels Carry the Sun, novel due out July, 2010 (Lilly Press).
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I've been published in The Chaffey Review, A cappella Zoo, Gloom Cupboard, Sixers Review, Glossolalia, The Northville Review, DeComp, Ascent Aspirations, Ginosko, Wild River Review, River Poets Journal, Blue Collar Review, Word Riot, Fiction at Work, Bartleby-Snopes, The Black Boot, Emprise, Calliope Nerve, The Linnet's Wings, Counterexample Poetics, Shoots and Vines and in various other literary magazines.
My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
no
Services I offer to other writers:
just my love and support!
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
River Poets Journal

Phoebe Wilcox's Blog

Memory and Addiction

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:38pm 0 Comments

I was just reading about how addicted rats will start taking cocaine again in experiments when their hippocampi are activated. Just the memory of the pleasurable drug experience gets them going again. We can't give people a "forgetting" medication though because it interferes with motivation for more adaptive kinds of pleasure-seeking. This all sort of reminds me of that one movie I liked, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, in which everyone was getting a scientific treatment…

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Titillating Titles

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 8:09pm 0 Comments

Venus and her Caffeine Fix rather than Crown of Thorns? Nah. I always think that even though I don't drink coffee, maybe I should start. . . .

Got some writing in tonight. I try to write whatever I wish other people would write but don't. In that way I manage to please myself. . . .

It's a happiness factory of sorts. 

www.phoebewilcox.com ;

Canned Hunting

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 6:29pm 0 Comments

They're talking about a South African Lion Park on 60 Minutes. People go to the park and pet cute little cubs which end up in canned hunting operations later on. That sucks! Speaking of hunting, I hate reading about that. Not a huge Hemingway fan. . . .

This wk I MUST get back to writing.

Little Red Wolfbait and Martial Arts Training

Posted on November 30, 2014 at 8:50am 0 Comments

When the wolves get so close that she can smell their slain-rodent breath and see the full moon reflected in their eyes, that's when Little Red Wolf Bait decides it's TIME.



"Look," she says, "You guys are a pack of assholes. I'm not stupid--I may not win every literary award that comes down the pike, or have my black belt in Tai Kwon Do, or be on speaking terms with any so-called (emphasis on so-called) important people, but I'm not stupid either. I do keep a few sharpened adjectives… Continue

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At 7:45am on September 7, 2011, Randi Fine said…

Hi Phoebe,

I just noticed your friend request from February!  So sorry I missed it.  I would love to be friends - just approved it.  Thanks

At 6:03pm on March 19, 2011, Kenya D. Williamson said…
LOL! Maybe my NEXT mansion will be in Beverly Hills. :) My mom worked all over -- Warrington, Doylestown... Bristol? I think she had some sort of training (as a caseworker) in Perkasie. Ah, PA... Don't ask me why. But, the old Pennsauken Mart and Cherry Hill mall (NJ) just leaped into my head. Get out!!
At 1:28pm on March 16, 2011, Kenya D. Williamson said…
I'm glad to call you a friend, Phoebe! Perkasie? I remember my mother going there for work. I'm enjoying your site and excerpts. Congratulations on all your success! I wish you more!
At 5:37am on March 9, 2011, Laila El-Sissi said…

Hello to All

I have been out of the country for a while. I was in Egypt.  I just started my blog.  If anyone is interested to know how the eRevolution started in Egypt, please visit my blog @outofalexandria.com

I will be posting more.

Miss you all

laila

At 12:45pm on February 21, 2011, Deborah Armstrong said…
Thank you for the invite - my first!
At 11:30am on February 21, 2011, Kelly Fitzpatrick said…
Hey, yes, Phoebe! Thanks for friending me. You barely got me first, just before I friend-requested you while reading your pages on your sites!  I love your webpages and can't wait to get your book. "A thousand Phoebes" back to you (heehee, am still laughing at that image...) Congratuations, keep writing, and enjoy...
At 10:37am on February 21, 2011, Meagan Frank said…

Warm fuzzies for a new friendship.  Thanks for the invite :)

 

Meagan Frank

At 5:12am on February 4, 2011, Lisa Martino said…
Hi Phoebe.  Thanks for the friendship add!
At 7:30pm on January 28, 2011, Ann Rodela said…
I visited your website.  It rocks!!!!!!!!! :)
At 6:39pm on January 28, 2011, Ann Rodela said…
Hello Pheobe!  I'm delighted to be your friend.  :)
 
 
 

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