Enemy Of God: King Arthur

Is a novel (1996) by Bernard Cornwell. He also wrote The Winter King (1995) which the Netflix series The Last Kingdom was based on. I loved this book. It is historical fiction at its finest. Because it attempts to take something that is unknowable, indeed, even uncertain and give it life - authenticity. Is that possible? The tale takes … Continue reading Enemy Of God: King Arthur

The Last Night of the World: Friday the 13th, 2022

"If this were the last night of the world what would I do? What would I do that was different unless it was champagne with you." Bruce Cockburn (1999) So yeah, "We have all been here before." Doomsday has been forecasted for a long time (coming). I'm seventy-two. born in the fall of 1949. The … Continue reading The Last Night of the World: Friday the 13th, 2022

The Son Of Tarzan

would not be published today. The book would be deemed racist and sexist. Because in the postmodern world we find ourselves in - that would be true. Therefore, no publisher could touch it without considerable risk of a social backlash. Thankfully, the book was published (1917) as part of Edgar Rice Burroughs' tremendously successful Tarzan … Continue reading The Son Of Tarzan

My Favorite Movies: Sixty-six years of theater going

began in 1956, Burtonwood, England, on an US Air Force Base. The movie theater was right across a large grass field from our quarters. I was six and a show cost a quarter (.25). Mostly, my older brother and I would watch movies starring Elvis Presley. He was my first hero. So with this list, … Continue reading My Favorite Movies: Sixty-six years of theater going

The Call Of The Wild

is my calling. As well as a classic novel by Jack London. It was first published in 1903, and became the most read book of its time. The book made London rich and famous. I first read it in 1972, living in a cabin on the Poudre River. However, I likely read "To Build A … Continue reading The Call Of The Wild

The Indie Bookstore. Part IV

Bookstore Adventure is what an Independent Bookstore really is. Now, I'm not talking about those huge, famous ones like The Tattered Cover in Denver, Powell's in Portland, or Politics and Prose in DC. Because they are almost like the corporate Barnes and Noble. But even those pale in comparison to what Amazon can offer. Recall … Continue reading The Indie Bookstore. Part IV

The Indie Bookstore. Part I

Recently a reader of books from Amsterdam stated to me that she "never really understood what an Indie bookstore is." This post is in response to that. Because it's a very important thing - Indie bookstores. So important I wrote a chapter in my book, Election 2016: The Great Divide, The Great Debate, about the … Continue reading The Indie Bookstore. Part I

Joe Biden’s Revenge

"Joe Biden's revenge" is a phrase I lifted from Hunter Thompson's 1985-88 collection of essays chronicled in the book Generation of Swine. It refers to Biden heading a committee to vet Judge Robert Bork for nomination to the US Supreme Court. Biden, at the time, had just been "disgraced" for "cribbing a few lines on some obscure … Continue reading Joe Biden’s Revenge

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm was a phrase made popular by journalist Sebastian Junger, with his 1997 novel and subsequent major motion picture. The subtitle is: A True Story Of Men Against The Sea. I think the phrase applies now as then. You can read my review of the book here. The perfect storm describes a confluence of circumstance … Continue reading The Perfect Storm