Temptations & Trespasses2020-10-15T15:35:11-06:00

PAUL MATTHEW CARR

Temptations & Trespasses

Creative memoir…

Stories and sketches drawn from real events but with slight embellishments added for entertainment purposes. In other words…writing.

2020’s Dark Night of the Soul: The Year So Far Part II

And so it goes. 2020 continues its endless slog into the dark night of the soul that has been thrust upon us by the ruthlessness of nature, the cruelty of fate, and the incompetence of man. I would say its unprecedented but by this point so much truly strange and bizarre things have happened I’m pretty sure everything’s just precedented now. If the seventh seal were to be broken and

By |October 18th, 2020|

That Time I Didn’t Notice When Night Became Day

A long time ago, way back in college, I had an apartment two blocks off Height Street in San Francisco. It was a nondescript thing just a box on the third floor where the “rooms” were defined by how you placed the furniture. But I had a TV and a stereo with large speakers and a really great collection of CDs and LPs. Also I had a job and could

By |June 8th, 2020|

All That Road Going: Kerouac & A Driving Beat

On my 16th birthday my brother gave me a copy of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and it changed my life forever. Not really. It would be nice if it did, if it worked that way. Like a movie, all cut and dry. Defined beginning, movement toward clear resolution, satisfying ending. That would be nice. It would go something like this I think: Opening scene: boy receives inspirational text from

By |June 4th, 2020|
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