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.
Yes! It’s an enema for the mind! A feast for the funny bone! A meal for your Muse!
Yes. Why not? Yes!
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NEW FOR 2015: 3 new poetry features!
Read POEMS OF A YOUNG MAN on Sundays, featuring the unpublished poems of my youth. You can find ME, TROLL 2015 on Thursdays, featuring good (sometimes very good) poems from the productive year 2012. GUESTBOOK will rise from the dead to publish works by other writers on Tuesdays. Mondays are for PITHY PIFFLE, featuring a yearlong quote-of-the-week feature, and on both Mondays and Fridays you can find my cinema columns (QUIET in the BACK!, KPK on the CINEMA, and FLIX PIX) featuring lists, reviews and suggestions for the discerning cinephile. And that leaves WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS, when you never really know what you might find in KPKworld, from storytelling to Scrabble, from a joke to a mid-week rant.
By year’s-end my PHOTOGRAPHY IS MIGRATING TO THIS PHOTOBLOG, where a dazzling new image is published every morning at 8:01 AM. You can also find a BEST OF SHUTTERBUG’S DELIGHT photo posted here every Sunday, culled from the photos published in the new blog the previous week.
>PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT to SUBSCRIBE TO MY DAILY IMAGE at:
SHUTTERBUG ‘s DELIGHT!
It should only take a minute, and you will be rewarded by startling and fun images throughout 2015 and beyond!
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It’s SOME FUN, YOU BET!
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> 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 TEN distinct channels and six 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 1980 and 2013: POEMS FROM A TURBULENT YEAR, poem-a-day projects from those years, and ME TROLL, 2015, this year’s weekly offering, culled from the productive work of 2012.)
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.)
THE BEST OF SHUTTERBUG’S DELIGHT (Weekly photos from the lens of KPK to delight your corneas and stimulate your rods and cones. Selected from the photos published the previous week.)
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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Here’s an idea!
Send me a dollar or ten. I gratefully accept donations to keep the flame lit!, (should any actually come in…) A few bucks here and there are a real blessing. I do it for love… but money helps! Send some if you can. In four years, you would be the first and I would celebrate your name unto the heavens!
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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 manifesto poem! Voila:
Curious about traveling in IRELAND? Try this:
Want to know more about my lifestory? Why not begin at the beginning?
People tend to be most interested in the most recent cinema news and reviews, so this is a current posting from Flix Pix:
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 unteneble 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 unambiguoius:
. 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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