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sherry-parnell's picture
Jul.03.2012
What does the Fourth of July evoke for you?  Is it family picnics barbequing hamburgers and hotdogs and eating fruit and macaroni salad?  Is it sitting in the cool grass on a warm night, neck craned watching colorful displays of fireworks? Or maybe you think of the flag raised and proudly...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.03.2012
Capitol Murder, by Philip Margolin   image via goodreads.com I sometimes read this sort of pulp; it has many readers, and I often find myself wondering what I’ve missed.  Once again, I find I haven’t missed all that much. In such books, the characters are an inch deep, the prose is often...
terry-phillips's picture
May.23.2012
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Author/journalist Terry Phillips declared his candidacy on March 9, 2012. He is seeking a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for California's new 23rd congressional district.   Phillips is running as an independent. "We're all fed up with government gridlock," said...
dale-estey's picture
May.01.2012
Sometimes there are literary musings as to what would have happened if Kafka had turned his hand to more commercial genres. There are even spoofs of such things (though - as yet - no one has twinned him with vampires). So, what would it have been like if Kafka had penned a "mystery" or "who...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.25.2012
Harper's Magazine, April 2012   Why does a magazine that many think leans toward the upper crust establishment take on the manner in which the ultra rich and the corporate world are eroding U.S. style democracy? Surely because those parasitic tendencies will eventually turn cannibalistic, i....
dale-estey's picture
Feb.26.2012
This caught my eye because, all continuing proof that Kafka has his finger on the pulse of contemporary bureaucracy perks me up. Plus the fact he is referenced. However, the sub tale of physical "red tape" also interests me. I actually possess a long strand of real "red tape" (as accurately...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.24.2012
I have read numerous interpretations of Kafka's works by those who have their own axes to grind. This is indicatave of how great Kafka's observations are - they can be seen in many a slant. However, I think Kafka was not interested in whatever fuel - Capitalism/Socialism/Fascism - fed the machine....
farzana-versey's picture
Feb.20.2012
Now exchanging mails, sending text messages, and disbursing information on social networking sites will assure you posterity. At least for one year. Unlike most people who talk of censorship and freedom, I am quite excited about the UK government move for a new “spy plan” simply because it...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.20.2011
Kafka (as far as is known) never wrote plays - though he loved the theatre. Václav Havel not only wrote plays with themes akin to Kafka's observations, but he lived through the crazed government bureaucracy which Kafka foretold. And then Havel one-upped Kafka by helping to battle and...
jm-cornwell's picture
Dec.14.2011
I don't usually write about politics here, or anywhere, although I have at times become so angry with what is going on that I let myself go and put it out there . . . in writing. That's what writers do -- write. As I watch the Democrats and Republicans scrapping over the country's votes and Obama...