Washington D.C., January 6, 2021, 6pm. The national guard swarmed over the grounds of the capitol. Flood lights lit the night, smoke or steam rising off them into the cold night air. The lights blanketed the pavilion of the capitol in a garish, phosphorescent light. The bodies of Mike Pence…

July 3rd marks the 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death. In January of 1966 Jim and two friends, Felix Venable and Phil O’leno disappeared into the desert. A couple of days later Jim and Felix reappeared in L.A. beat up and telling a story of killing Phil and burying him…

A Review of Mary Trump’s Too Much and Never Enough

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The Roman Emperor Tiberius said of his nephew, Caligula, that he had reared “a viper for the Roman people…” and as detailed in Mary Trump’s new book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous…

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Kyv walked out of the wilderness into a bar, he was dirty, he imagined he looked like what had once been described as a cowboy. He was dressed in dusty denim pants, a roughhewn shirt, and dirty bandanna that hung loosely around his neck. He thought of himself as a…

“Break on Through: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek” trailer

On what would have been Ray Manzarek’s 81st birthday (2/12/20) I saw Break on Through: A Celebration of Ray Manzarek and discovered one of the best films about The Doors.

Break on Through is a mixture of interviews with surviving Doors…

The Ratifying of an American Dictatorship

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, January 31, 2020, the United States Senate declined to hear witnesses in the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, and immediately took a vote to acquit the president. …

The novels and writers that have influenced me

In the argument of Nature vs. Nurture this article probably comes down on the side of nurture, because what do you think the result would be if you exposed a child to a world of books and art from a very early…

James Joyce by Alex Ehrenzweig, Stephen King by Stephanie Lawton, Jack Kerouac by Tom Palumbo

I used to moderate a writer’s workshop and in the first session I told the attendees that they knew how to write and what to write because they’d been reading writers for years that have been their teachers. …

Answering the Eternal Question which is Better the Book or the Movie?

Book vs. Movie, the eternal question, which is better? Was the book better than movie? Was the movie better? Prevailing opinion usually sides with the book, but is that necessarily true? It may be a subjective preference for…

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