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Apr.02.2014

"Yellow Tulips", a poem, Righter Monthly Review, April 2014, p.21

Michael's Latest Blogs

Mar.29.2014 - 4:40 pm
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On August 8, 1783, Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, annexed Crimea into the Russian Empire, "from now until the end of time." On February 19, 1954, the Presidium of the...
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Mar.18.2014 - 6:24 pm
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I was born in 1949, the final child for a blue collar family. In the late fall, after the senses had been set ablaze by the vivid red, gold, orange, and yellow leaves festooning...
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Jan.27.2014 - 9:46 am
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Romantic fairy tales always end with, "And they lived happily thereafter." These yarns terminate this way for a simple reason: when a man and a woman fall in love, the story is...
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Dec.26.2013 - 5:46 pm
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There was a time when the New Year celebration was only about calendars. As the clock approached midnight—there was no dropping ball in those days—you had the irresistible urge to...
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Comments from Michael

Dec.19.2013 - 7:30 am
In response to: Reflection 2013: When Christmas Had Spirit
Charlie, Vietnam was my war. I just finished a book entitled "The Oldest Christmas". Christmas is a celebration that...
Jul.10.2013 - 9:49 am
In response to: Latest Publication
"Yankee Shed", a poem, Righter Monthly Review, July 2013, p. 25
Jul.12.2008 - 11:47 am
In response to: Yeh, We Are Stupid, Rick Shenkman
You are correct. The electorate does not seem to choose, it appears to merely select. Mr. Shenkman, however, chose...
Jun.22.2008 - 10:28 am
In response to: The Fiction Author's Platform
In speaking of a writer's platform (see my blog post In Medias Ray), it is worth remembering that the word platform...

Published Reviews

The Estrangement Of The Rain God, 2nd edition
Jun.01.2012
Published by Righter Monthly Review, June 2012
The Estrangement of the Rain God chronicles the life of Jordan Fell beginning with the collapse of his marriage. His ordeal continues through a bout of alcoholism. It is a song...