Greetings! Cheers! Slainte! Skål! Yo! ‘sup?
Ah, THERE YOU ARE. Good. You have found me once again in the grip of my nefarious alter-ego, when I am, (through no fault of my own, I swear it!) my alternate self: the highly inscrutable (quasi- pseudo) Dr. Karameos Zachary Similkemeen, shadowy figure of mystery and intrigue. Good thing you’ve stumbled upon my monumental mental venture: KPKworld! An amusement park for the mind, it’s an online portal to opinion, delight, befuddlement and with any luck, a smidgeon of insight on the side.
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> KPKworld is an enema for the mind! A feast for the funny bone! A meal for your Muse, since 2012!
Yes. Why not? Yes!
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It’s December 2017! So far, we are still alive!
THIS YEAR in KPKworld:
Poetry and movies! Movies and Poetry! (With a spals of Scrabble on the side…) The year begins with a look back through some early POEMS OF A YOUNG MAN before moving into some more mature material. And every day, a new FLIX PIX, featuring film reviews from a genuine movie lover- mostly suggestions, but a few cautions as well. Please bear in mind that the world of cinema is a feast far richer than a diet of mainstream movies provides. Great movies come from every era since moving pictures were invented, and hail from every country across the globe!
> And hey! If you enjoy dazzling photographs Please Take A Moment To Visit:
SHUTTERBUG ‘s DELIGHT
Your source for startling daily images between the start of 2015 and the end of 2017!
It will be retiring at the end of the month to be replaced by:
SHUTTERBUG ‘s BLISS
* All in all…
It’s SOME FUN, YOU BET!
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> But now… It’s time to roam the main avenues and more well-travelled tributaries, or take a more leisurely safari through the back alleys of KPKworld to discover a wealth of nascent nooks and quaint crannies to delight and fascinate the inquisitive mind. This literary blog offers 10 distinct channels and 6 side streets to suit every eccentric taste. Behold!
TALES FROM A WINDBAG (Share bittersweet, often humorous remembrances culled from the off-kilter autobiographical monologues of KPK.)
ME, TROLL (My poetry channel, featuring fresh prose, haiku and free verse from the pen of Kevin Paul Keelan. Under this umbrella you can find my first poetry volume KPK (A to Z), as well as a compilation of the daily poems of 1980 and 2013: POEMS FROM A TURBULENT YEAR.)
QUIET IN THE BACK! (The place for film commentary and useful lists for the tasteful cinaste. This channel also features KPK on the CINEMA, monthly compilations reviewing the films I saw the previous month, and FLIX PIX providing specific suggestions for great, or noteworthy films, old and new- from mainstream blockbusters to small gems that often go unnoticed in a crowded media market.)
IRISH RAMBLINGS (Merry excerpts from my lively travelogue: “MY IRISH DIARIES: Travels Through Ireland, North and South”, for lovers of Irish people and Celtic culture.)
#TWEETS FROM A TWIT (Daily puzzlements of exactly 140 characters, posted throughout 2016 to befuddle and flabbergast the Twitterverse.)
TASTY TIDBITS (The asylum for Weirdoes, Kooks and Oddballs, this is a place where jokes and lies take shape without warning and spontaneously combust!)
GUESTBOOK (A forum for collaborations and the linguistic musings of guest writers, poets and other prophetic liars and lying prophets.)
PITHY PIFFLE (Marvel over notable quotes and quotable notes compiled for your rumination, edification and stupidifacation.)
SCRABBLE, ANYONE? (Find useful lists for word gamers and my fellow lovers of our fractured Anguish Languish, and occasional commentary about the game.) And:
WHAT, ME BLOVIATE? (Pointed social criticism, salacious slander, outrageous opinions, pointless pontification, bombastic buffoonery, common sense, left-wing hooey & really ridiculous rants.)
Read some! Enjoy them! Don’t hesitate to share your thoughts before re-entering mundane reality.
Enjoy your visit to KPKworld. Carpe diem, I say! Seize the day. We may not live to share another one.
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> Okay. You perked my interest. What now? Where do I begin?
It depends. Like POETRY? Though certainly not my best, “ME, TROLL” has always been my flagship poem because it deals directly with the KPK dualistic identity thang. See what you think:
>However, KPKworld now has it’s own poetic manifesto! Voila:
Curious about traveling in IRELAND? Try this:
Want to know more about my… unusual lifestory? Why not begin at the beginning?
Here is a posting from Flix Pix archives:
Want to know where I’m coming from aesthetically? What am I passionate about? This is the gateway to my poetic soul:
or just read on, for the Layman’s Guide to KPKworld.
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WHAT, ME BLOVIATE? #A-1:
“WHY BLOG?” (My Inaugural Cybercolumn)
> I told a friend I was planning to finally publish a blog. He surprised me by asking, in essence: WHY BLOG? Good question!
. With the unrelenting and untenable background noise of information overload, in an age when few people have the time to stop and tie their shoes- who’s going to find my lonely voice crying from the wilderness? And if they do stumble upon it, will they ever find the time to sit down and actually READ it?
. Very doubtful really.
. But all my adult life I’ve wanted to be a daily newspaper columnist. Now, with newspapers all but going extinct, and all the media buzz about the blogosphere, there really doesn’t seem to be anywhere else to turn. All my life I’ve been the kind of human that feels the personal choices for him are clear and unambiguous:
. COMMUNICATE OR DIE.
. So what if no one is listening? I don’t really write for other people- though if they want to come along for the ride they are humbly welcomed and appreciated. I have always had so much going on inside me that it feels as though my head will burst if I don’t let some of it out.
. So consider this a safety-valve, letting off enough of that inner steam to keep me from an ugly explosion that nobody wants…
. I first dabbled in blogging on my Myspace page over a year ago, but received so little feedback, my enthusiasm waned and I stopped posting entries. (I kept writing of course, just not publicly.) I hope to get a lot more response on WordPress. It would be so gratifying to me if you can find it in your heart (and on your calendar) to read my blogs in “KPKworld” from time to time. It’s free! I have great confidence it will be fun, as I am a notoriously outspoken loudmouth with a splendiferous vocabulary, and a baffling lack of fear of being exposed as the simpleton he is. It’s gripping! One never knows when this foot might wind up deep in this mouth! Could happen anytime. It’s like watching a train wreck about to happen. You can’t look away.
. Please feel free to offer your much-desired feedback. You can tell the truth. I’m a big boy. (At least on the outside.)
. And let me know if you have a blog that I should be reading. I believe in an (unfortunately) imaginary community of artists and sensitive souls who work actively and eagerly to support each other’s pursuit of their own personal muse. (A beautiful lie I choose to embrace.) My blissful fantasy for the future? We all take personal responsibility to make this pipe-dream a working reality!
. Blogging is like dipping your toes into immortality. Someday- maybe soon- my body will turn back to dust, but my thoughts will live on, squirreled-away on some obscure server somewhere for the futurefolk to contemplate. It’s a humbling prospect for a human but an exciting possibility for a writer.
. Please let me know if you have feedback, suggestions, constructive criticism or wish to submit material for publication on KPKworld.
Thanks for the wonderful support Universe. You’re swell. Live long and prosper!
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