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  • It’s Deja Vu All Over Again: TREE OF SMOKE by Denis Johnson, a Review (of sorts) - As I sit and watch the surreal press conference between Trump and Putin after their so-called historic summit, where, after recently treating our allies like dog shit, Trump behaves like a sycophantic lapdog to a murderous dictator who wants nothing more than to destroy and subjugate the U.S. of America in retribution for how the […]
  • Love is the answer? - There’s a rather talkative pigheaded brute of a character in my WIP whose name is Rick, Happy, Henderson. Happy loves to philosophize and pontificate to…at?… his work partner about whatever the latest topic is he’s studying during night school as if he’s now a subject matter expert. He’s not of course and he always manages […]
  • The Lullaby Effect of Carter & Lovecraft versus When Nietzsche Wept - I’m only a so-so fan of HP Lovecraft. I guess I’ve read as much of him as I have more out of a sense of allegiance to the horror genre than a sense of loyalty to his literary acuity. Which is why I was somewhat surprised when I found myself selecting Jonathan L. Howard’s CARTER […]
  • What’s My Name, Again? - And here I thought it was going to be such a dramatic hassle to change the name of my novel from The Sea Trials of an Unfortunate Sailor to Inside the Skin. I mean, I’ve been wanting to change it for quite a while now but kept putting it off thinking it would take a […]
  • What is Gotham Trying to Say about Interracial Marriages? - Even though I grew up a comic book nerd, I’m pretty much over all the Marvel/DC Comics superhero movies. I used to watch them religiously at the movie theater – because if one must watch a big budgeted bloated bonanza of bombastic visual proportions, then it must be watched while on the big screen – […]
  • The Irrepressible Nature of Irony* - Or, Nothing Is As It Appears To Be If you were to do a search on my site for the word “irony” — and why would you? — but, if you were to, of the ten results you would receive, the first three would have the word “irony” in their heading, so it’s easy to […]
  • The Absurdity That Isn’t -   I’m not a philosopher despite the fact that it is my belief that everyone with a thinking brain, and especially those without, is one, whether it be as a witting one or not. No, I’m not a Philosopher, despite my occasional philosophizing about philosophical stuff, in the same regard that I’m not a Poet, […]
  • Transgender Community* Trumped by the Arc and Bent of Autocratic Politics - My fury throughout the whole last campaign to and through the election until now has never been much about politics. Politics in this country, while they have been expanding outward toward the wacky fringes leaving the mostly moderate radicals (the rarity of moderates these days makes us rather radical) like myself quite lonely, have always, […]
  • Kurt receiving acupuncture treatment for his many ailments The Purpose of Pain - When it comes to physical pain, it’s purpose is hardly in question: It focuses us to where our immediate attention and action is required. We accidentally rest our hand on a hot stove top burner and, without our sense of pain, our hand, if it weren’t for our sense of smell, would become cooked well […]
  • The Power of About - I may be mistaken, but it is my belief that we’ve all been to that dark, lonely place at least once or twice in our lives where we, and the lives we have led, seem… Insignificant. Less than. Pointless. It’s a scary place and one which I suspect, and hope, the majority of us visit […]

 
 

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