William “Bill” Edward Latham, 1982-2017

Bill was a truly amazing human being.

I’m trying to go through every public online blog entry he ever posted, starting with his Diaryland in 2001, and repost it here. There are a lot of gaps, because the internet is a very fickle place. For example, his livejournal has been purged (almost) completely, and appears to be unrecoverable. However, there are many other sources.

Additionally, I’m posting and sharing some things that Bill emailed or texted me privately (although nothing that I believe he’d have a problem with me sharing). If you have something like this that you’d like to add to the archive, please let me know by sending it to keef@keef.org.

What does exist from his old blogs is very of its time. Some of it, reading it now, makes me wince a little– the language Bill used as a teenager twenty years ago is very different from the language he used in his thirties. I don’t know how he’d feel about this stuff being yanked out of the depths of the internet and put back on display. He might wince, as I sometimes did. He might find it hilarious (as I often did). I feel that it’s important to make this as complete as I can, and the blog entries I’m posting are all out there to be found in the wild already (if you’re willing to use a little elbow grease and some sleuthing skills).

More details and information will be added as the work continues.

As of June 21, 2017, the archives are complete from:

LIVEJOURNAL (2004): COMPLETE (at least, as complete as it’s likely ever gonna get)
OLD BLOG (2010-2016): COMPLETE
OLD-OLD BLOG (2003-2010): INCOMPLETE. Done through Sep 1, 2003.


The Slow Loris

[SOURCE: Private email.]

I’m adapting my small-town Batman story…

Into something else and about Council Bluffs. Here are the first four pages. Working on number five right now. Page two features part of East Broadway and the house I grew up in. Google is a wonderful art reference. Working on a scene at the TA truck stop right now.

A Prayer to God (for Forgiveness)

I fucked you and you’re weren’t right for me.

*END OF STORY* (it should’ve been)

Fuck the awkward breakfasts

Fuck my confused room mates.
Fuck the abortion that could have been our son or daughter.

You weren’t right for me and I wasn’t right for you.

It’s not that easy though.

Spitting lies, spitting truth, spitting half truths, spitting half lies, spitting blood, trying to make sense of it all. Fuck you. Fuck me. Fuck us both.


I try not to mourn the life you snuffed out. I hope you’re happy now. I hope you’re better now. I hope you can wake up in the morning.

I’m drunk (again). I’m angry (still). I’m praying for peace of mind (always). I haven’t known it yet (it’s been a decade).

Congratulations. Fuck you. Congratulations. Fuck you. Congratulations. Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you. Congratulations.


next tattoo ideas

[SOURCE: Private e-mail]

Probably not anytime soon, but because of Texas sun I resolved to keep all mine solid black. just combing over computer files and came across these.

​I want to outline this one around the Iowa tattoo. I’ll probably fill it black so it won’t need touch ups. Iowa will stay clear with the star.

And I’ve wanted this one for a long time. My tech support nerd tattoo:


Have an Election Day Mix

On me: http://www.mediafire.com/?kwemd4hp2bm8lld

Election Day 2012 Mix

1. Frank Zappa- Hungry Freaks, Daddy
2. Rush- Freewill
3. The Thermals- I Might Need You To Kill
4. The Ambition Mission- Do You Believe In The Consitution?
5. Milemarker- Shrink to Fit
6. Burning Airlines- My Pornograph
7. Randy Newman- Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
8. Against Me!- Baby, I’m An Anarchist!
9. The Frogs- The Flag
10. The Bassturd & Mary Streepy- Stupid Revolution
11. Phil Ochs- Changes
12. Q And Not U- Wet Work
13. Fugazi- Five Corporations
14. Report Suspicious Activity- Revenge
15. Negativland- Christianity is Stupid
16. Joe Walsh- A Life Of Illusion
17. The Melvins- Youth of America
18. Rory McLeod- What Would Jesus Do?
19. Bill Callahan- Faith/Void
20. Dillinger Four- The Great American Going Out of Business Sale


In addition to being a poorly updated blog, Greetings, Fellow Space Cadets is also an occasionally published zine.

There are no hard copies available of the first four issues, but you can download them HERE. There is a fair amount of pornographic content in the second and third issue. I’m just throwing that out there.

This is the fifth issue:

It features 16 short stories and fifteen poems written between 2004 and 2012. 6″ x 9″, 128 pages. Paperback.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.