Category: Being A Writer

From the Tao Te Ching

There are some days when only a very old poem will do. Sometimes a 2600-year-old poem. Here are a few selections from the Tao Te Ching, apropos of a hard day at work. — Levi

Chapter 43

The softest things of the world
Override the hardest things of the

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Where I’m Going Next

“What’s your road, man? — holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It’s an anywhere road for anybody anyhow …” — Kerouac

If you’ve hung around Literary Kicks for a while (and, yes, it certainly has been a while), you know this website is always in … Read the rest

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Say My Name

I always wondered how I would react if I ever found somebody else using the “Litkicks” name.

I can’t see myself ever sending a “cease and desist” letter through a lawyer. That just wouldn’t be my style, and it would betray the various vague but passionate stances I have taken … Read the rest

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Boyhood: Richard Linklater’s Natural Cinema

In 2002, filmmaker Richard Linklater selected a six-year-old actor named Ellar Coltrane to be the star of his new movie Boyhood, which was expected to take twelve years to film.

Linklater also cast seasoned actors Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke to play the boy’s divorcing parents, and signed his … Read the rest

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