Monthly Archives: April 2013

along came a whiner: james patterson wants the feds to bail out books

Recently, mega-author James Patterson took out an ad in the New York Times Book Review asking for the government to bail out libraries and the book publishing/selling industry.  If Patterson’s name sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve probably either read one of … Continue reading

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whose culture is it, anyway?

So Selena Gomez, whom I’m familiar with thanks to my younger daughter, has honked off some people by wearing bindi during a performance at the latest MTV movie awards.  The comments quoted in the article basically say that Gomez, as … Continue reading

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to the boston marathon bomber

I can only assume that you are currently enjoying the results of your work.  Savor whatever pleasure the present gives you, because such moments of happiness will dwindle and die as you as wonder and worry when you will be … Continue reading

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wicked uncle kenton’s way-back video jukebox

It’s a synth-pop song!  It’s a pissed off rant against economic- and social oppression that rings disturbingly true even today!  It’s two–TWO–treats in one!     It’s Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue” and methinks the video holds up well for something … Continue reading

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Back from Germany, and various writerly items….

I spent the last two weeks (or so) in Germany, visiting with family and sightseeing.  I went over with my wife and younger daughter, Ally Jane, to meet up on spring break with our older daughter, Beth, who is studying abroad … Continue reading

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