The modern tradition of disaster-forecasting has become a part of the fabric of the developed world. An author sits calmly, I imagine, at his (in this case) desk and click-clacks out a presumptuous and disquieting headline declaring something like, Insects Are In Serious Trouble. And the report or article the author churns out may be … Continue reading Memento Mori
It is October 13, 2017 in the United States of America. Friday, the 13th, that is. Are you spooked? On edge? Keeping a lookout for strange things? We, in the West, live in a sophisticated world full of wondrous technology and a globalized society with the most cutting edge research and resources to date. Or … Continue reading We, the Tribal
I remember the day that America fell to them. I could just make out the fires raging in Washington from my parents' house in Virginia. It was a late August day and it was unseasonably cold. I walked down to the lake with our dog. On the rocky beachfront, we walked alongside the water. I winked … Continue reading The Very Distant Sirens: Chapter 1
There are basically two ways to get to Jeff's house. The first way takes you down Alamo, a wide four-laned boulevard dotted by street lights and developments on the western side and rolling green cornfields on the eastern side, and it's a straight shot. The second way takes you up Altamont, a two-lane thoroughfare with … Continue reading American Recline
The day before he died, Guy Dunn woke up from a nap. Pale blue twilight trickled in through the broken blinds of the small window in his cramped dorm room. He heard garbled voices in the common room beyond his paper-thin door. 'Pack it again.' 'Your phone's ringing, Joey.' Outside, the once heavy white sky … Continue reading Cold Night College Boy
"In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity." -Hunter S. Thompson ~~~ This past July 18th, Hunter S. Thompson would have turned 80 years old. I originally wrote this post on that date to, as I put it then, … Continue reading In A Closed Society
Today, I saw an ad for "American made apparel for minimalists" with one of those rugged looking models who probably works out three times a day and is pushing 40 that so many ad-people like to play hipster-millennials. So, the world's doing fine. I mean, for real, we now live in a world where "minimalism" … Continue reading 10 reasons why this one thing will bring down Trump!