Category Archives: autobiography

“A Good Night’s Sleep” by Richard F. Yates

Full of barking dogs and climbing / falling / anxiety dreams… —Richard F. Yates (Commander in Cheap of The Primitive Entertainment Workshop)

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“What He Carried” by Richard F. Yates

I have a handwritten note in my wallet that says, “The Squirrels are Gathering!” This is just in case I drop dead in the streets or my wallet is lost or stolen. I want whoever opens the wallet (which won’t … Continue reading

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“Tech Trouble” by Richard F. Yates

Daughter was trying to figure out a program on her laptop for a computer class. I try to help. After spending two hours reading help message boards, downloading “fix it” software, and looking up every possible setting that might be … Continue reading

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“45 and Still Alive” by Richard F. Yates

I turn 45 in a few days—and I still wonder… My dad, when he was in his 50s, said, “I wonder what I’m going to be when I grow up?” I laughed at the time, but I get it now. … Continue reading

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“State of the Workshop Address – 25 June 2017” by Richard F. Yates

Greetings Citizens! I haven’t stopped to chat with all you folks in a while, and figured that it was about time. There are a number of things I want to address in this address, so sit back, grab a cold … Continue reading

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“Dear Diary (1 Apr. 2014)” by Richard F. Yates

[[A RARE Primitive Re-Run, originally posted April Fool’s Day, 2014! —RFY]] [What I am about to describe may seem implausible to some of you, but I assure you that every word is completely true and that, in fact, events similar … Continue reading

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“5-3-8-15-5-19 (Esoteric Blood Vessels)” by Richard F. Yates

Be sure to drink your… “Thought Form 0001” When I was a little kid (5 or 6 years old—not sure what that would be in metric years) I wrote the word “blud” (I didn’t know how to spell “blood”) inside … Continue reading

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