I remember reading Don Quixote and thinking about what a great writer Cervantes was when I came to this passage: “Nevertheless,” said the traveller, “if I remember rightly, I think I have read that Don Galaor, the brother of the valiant Amadis of Gaul, never had any special lady to whom he might commend himself,Continue reading “Great Artists Steal”
Parental warmth and spontaneity – the only demand of familial bliss. With it, no misfortune scars. Without it, the earth’s riches are helpless to join the shores of harmony and understanding where the bridge of rapport remains unbuilt.
A handful of alternative media political analysts I enjoy have recently asserted that America is not on a path to civil war and balkanization. They say that racial tension and political instability is nothing new for the United States. Today’s discord is not qualitatively different than the clashes of yesterday. So, we will make likeContinue reading “Collapse Around The Corner”
Northwest Indiana is suburban convenience meets pulse-mellowing arcadia. I get to hear crickets chirp from a grove of sugar maples as I fall asleep. You can’t walk three feet without running into a cigar shop. There is a wild bird store, a boutique ice cream parlor and a CBD dispensary a stone’s throw from myContinue reading “The Hoosier State”
Do you remember when you first broke away from the familiar rituals and warm safety of your parent’s home? Before your departure, every person you’d ever known was a rural, midwestern white person or a second generation, Americanized Mexican. After 18 years of this arrangement, you began to believe that unworldy, small-town folks with aContinue reading “#1 – Bright Lights, Big City BOOK REVIEW”
I’m dusting off my fiction cap and hopping back into the saddle to pen some short stories again. Smart weightlifters stretch – smart writers call for the muse with a warm up writing exercise. Today’s exercise is called “Page Number, Line Number, Start”. It goes like this: First, pick a random book off your shelfContinue reading “Writing Exercise #1”
The catch-22-like tragedy of personality and ethics: Creativity and culture is often coupled with stomach turning leftism. Decent, honest, right-leaning people tend to be less than stellar conversation companions.