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mark-hunter's picture
Apr.17.2014
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               It wouldn’t be another year if we didn’t come across lists of new words, something I discussed when the year was new. But what about old words? Now I’ve also found a list of words that at least one...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.14.2014
To humanise violence is violence. Will drone operators sympathise with an artistic rendition in the form of a huge poster with a child's face placed in a field? What did the artists have in mind? What does #notabugsplat mean, literally and figuratively? Here: In military slang...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.21.2014
  With today's media having been gobbled up by bottom-line-must-be-in-the black types, it's hard for the book game to cultivate writers, and so we must do it ourselves. As I implied in this early post, writers have always found it hard to comment on their various societies,...
suellen-ocean's picture
Mar.17.2014
I've blogged about this before but obviously didn't get enough of it. What's an aristocrat? The answer is: snobbish. No really, that's one of the definitions of aristocratic, that and socially exclusive. To be aristocratic means that you partake of, or are characteristic of a ruling or privileged...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.13.2014
    I'm truly fortunate in being able to keep writing and in having my work published. This Saturday, March 15, 2014, a dystopian novella of mine will be launched as an e-book. The name? We Are Strong, But We Are Fragile. It's something of a fable, a cautionary tale, set in the...
mary-lochridge's picture
Mar.10.2014
Wisconsin Sen. Paul Ryan got caught lying to his base and the world.  It involved the evil free school lunch program for children.  Last week at the annual CPAC convention, Ryan relates a story about a young boy ashamed that he has to get a free lunch.  A little boy whose...
renatus-hoi's picture
Mar.06.2014
This is a little project which I've been working on in my spare time for quite some time, which is meant to actually be a form of satire. Who knows where it may lead me to? It might be a good idea if it could be published as a book, but I believe that I would rather print a book of aphorisms and...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.05.2014
The Atlantic, March 2014   In a world in which magazines are closing their doors daily, a few have found the key to success, and The Atlantic seems to have that key firmly in its grasp. What makes its mojo work, then? Simple - find a way to entertain as it informs, and do so in a...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.16.2014
Monday is Presidents' Day and you know what that means:  Presidents' Day sales.  Our Presidents are going to be on sale at heavy discounts.  Most of us can't afford to buy our own President so we're forced to timeshare them.  The last POTUS election cost like ten gazillion...
michael-seidel's picture
Feb.14.2014
I think we've been looking at this NSA issue from all the wrong angles.  To sort of recap what's going on, the US National Security Agency is collecting information from and on American citizens, what some people term 'spying', to see what everyone is doing, whether they've been accused of a...