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The Political Hurricane Show: Struggle for the Senate, What’s really at Stake?

The Political Hurricane Show: Struggle for the Senate, What’s really at Stake?

  This morning, Larry Conley and I hosted a lively discussion on the stakes in the upcoming election.  After about 1 minute of technical problems with the theme music in the beginning of the program, Larry and I went right to business. The show really picks up speed as the podcast continues. Check out this […]

By November 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
New York for Beginners

New York for Beginners

We approach each other cautiously at first. There are no hugs or kisses when we eventually find each other at the airport and I feel slightly disorientated, unsure about actually being here or what is going to happen over the next 10 days. “You look dazed.” “I just had the weirdest dream on the plane […]

Starting Over in Oz – What Would Darren Hanlon Say?

Starting Over in Oz – What Would Darren Hanlon Say?

Part of the continuing series of our adventures as expats, all cast in the light of a metaphor about what would Darren Hanlon say…. A fresh start – Moving from Canada to Australia This story isn’t about Darren Hanlon, his music or what he would say. This story is about my wife and I deciding […]

Straight From the Depths of Electric Hell!

Straight From the Depths of Electric Hell!

Through some planning, serendipity, and hard work, I was able to re-start my pottery studio after a 5-year hiatus.  Once again wild-faced characters are being born in the fires of… my garage. They beg to be filled with whiskey or to have daisies stuck in their brains. A red devil and flowers, the perfect romantic […]

The Star

The Star

  I have a Long-held fear ~ That one day I will Be found out ~ The word will Get around ~ That I am not The person they Expected me to be ~ Then those who Couldn’t wait To be my friends ~ Will be the first to Say ~ that they Could always […]

Creative

Twenty-Five Things About Me

Twenty-Five Things About Me

• I used to be 5’2” but I’ve lost an inch (and don’t know where it went) • There is No truth to the rumor about my affair with George Clooney (if you ask him, he’ll say the same) • I’m ineligible to ride a Unicorn (if they ever find one) • I’ve been to […]

Winston Churchill: The Art of Diplomacy #Atlanta

Winston Churchill: The Art of Diplomacy #Atlanta

  Friday evening, I was part of a private art exhibition at The Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta. Why was that so great? Well, the art on display is that of Winston Churchill. History remembers him as a great leader and one of western civilization’s most admired statesmen. Did you know he was also a […]

Film View: New York Film Festival Award Contenders

Film View: New York Film Festival Award Contenders

New York Film Festival Picks for Possible Oscar Contenders Here is my list of films I feel all have chances to be contenders for Award Season in 2015 List of New York Film Festival 2014 Possible Contenders for Best Picture in 2015 Gone Girl – Ben Affleck Inherent Vice – Joaquin Phoenix – Her [is […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AWAKENED

AWAKENED

 Tales of Erotic Discovery Awaken your desire… Discover your destiny.   Nine sensual, steamy tales take readers to the limits of discovery in Awakened: Tales of Erotic Discovery. Filled with stories of firsts, Awakened is a journey through  submission, swinging, shifters, strip clubs, and spontaneity that you won’t soon forget.   Pictures by Mica Rae […]

Seattle, The Underground and PM Briede

Seattle, The Underground and PM Briede

Blurb In 1889, most of the city of Seattle burnt to the ground. The residents rebounded by using the ruin remnants to create the foundation for the new and improved city.In 1965, Bill Spediel struck a deal with the new metropolis to turn a profit on the tragedy from almost a century earlier. Thus, The […]

Politics

Promises Betrayed

Promises Betrayed

www.funnyjunk.com Once upon a time there was a country conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition of human equality. This country was not perfect by any measure; it had a record of injustices both minor and major. Its people were not perfect either, but they had a habit of rising to the challenge and […]

By November 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Political Hurricane Show: Struggle for the Senate, What’s really at Stake?

The Political Hurricane Show: Struggle for the Senate, What’s really at Stake?

  This morning, Larry Conley and I hosted a lively discussion on the stakes in the upcoming election.  After about 1 minute of technical problems with the theme music in the beginning of the program, Larry and I went right to business. The show really picks up speed as the podcast continues. Check out this […]

By November 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
10 Facets of a PA Teapublican

10 Facets of a PA Teapublican

cancelthebee.blogspot.com The website: http://ontheissues.org/default.htm provides extensive information about politicians and political candidates in regard to various issues. Too many political candidates present a smiling face to the voters which hides their power lust and ferocious desire to impose their ideology on those they woo for votes. In the PA 12th district, a man named Keith Rothfus […]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
If Voting Does Not Matter …

If Voting Does Not Matter …

annemholmes.com “Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.”  ? Abraham Lincoln In one of the most scurrilous articles I have ever read was published in National Review by Kevin D. […]

By October 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The Fallacies of Personhood

The Fallacies of Personhood

    piedtype.com In spite the defeats of “personhood” measures in 2008 and 2010, Colorado voters will once again vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to grant all the rights of born persons to zygotes, embryos, and fetuses in November 2014.”  http://www.seculargovernment.us/ In the second decade of the 21st century, it is alarming that millions […]

By October 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Entertainment

Winston Churchill: The Art of Diplomacy #Atlanta

Winston Churchill: The Art of Diplomacy #Atlanta

  Friday evening, I was part of a private art exhibition at The Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta. Why was that so great? Well, the art on display is that of Winston Churchill. History remembers him as a great leader and one of western civilization’s most admired statesmen. Did you know he was also a […]

Film View: New York Film Festival Award Contenders

Film View: New York Film Festival Award Contenders

New York Film Festival Picks for Possible Oscar Contenders Here is my list of films I feel all have chances to be contenders for Award Season in 2015 List of New York Film Festival 2014 Possible Contenders for Best Picture in 2015 Gone Girl – Ben Affleck Inherent Vice – Joaquin Phoenix – Her [is […]

By November 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
AWAKENED

AWAKENED

 Tales of Erotic Discovery Awaken your desire… Discover your destiny.   Nine sensual, steamy tales take readers to the limits of discovery in Awakened: Tales of Erotic Discovery. Filled with stories of firsts, Awakened is a journey through  submission, swinging, shifters, strip clubs, and spontaneity that you won’t soon forget.   Pictures by Mica Rae […]

Seattle, The Underground and PM Briede

Seattle, The Underground and PM Briede

Blurb In 1889, most of the city of Seattle burnt to the ground. The residents rebounded by using the ruin remnants to create the foundation for the new and improved city.In 1965, Bill Spediel struck a deal with the new metropolis to turn a profit on the tragedy from almost a century earlier. Thus, The […]

Film View: Robin Williams in Motion

Film View: Robin Williams in Motion

A glimpse into the workings of Robin Williams, his behavior and movement. He was a genius who left us with so much material to study the magic of his acting and physical reality in film. This is a short review. This short film speaks for itself. I give you “Robin Williams in Motion” Robin Williams […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Columns

Twenty-Five Things About Me

Twenty-Five Things About Me

• I used to be 5’2” but I’ve lost an inch (and don’t know where it went) • There is No truth to the rumor about my affair with George Clooney (if you ask him, he’ll say the same) • I’m ineligible to ride a Unicorn (if they ever find one) • I’ve been to […]

Bad Moon Rising

Bad Moon Rising

Statements and actions by officials responsible for governance in Missouri and the administration of the legal process appear to foreshadow a gross miscarriage of justice for slain teenager Michael Brown, his family, and the community of Ferguson. If no indictment is returned for Officer Darren Wilson, trouble of unprecedented magnitude may afflict Ferguson, MO, and […]

By November 12, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Veteran Reflects

A Veteran Reflects

  www.firearmstalk.com When the call to arms swept over the land, We stepped forth to lend a hand. Through training that lasted a grueling while, We learned to go the extra mile. We sought to do our very best, And pass each and every test. We served while others stood aside, We fought on though […]

By November 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Promises Betrayed

Promises Betrayed

www.funnyjunk.com Once upon a time there was a country conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition of human equality. This country was not perfect by any measure; it had a record of injustices both minor and major. Its people were not perfect either, but they had a habit of rising to the challenge and […]

By November 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
10 Facets of a PA Teapublican

10 Facets of a PA Teapublican

cancelthebee.blogspot.com The website: http://ontheissues.org/default.htm provides extensive information about politicians and political candidates in regard to various issues. Too many political candidates present a smiling face to the voters which hides their power lust and ferocious desire to impose their ideology on those they woo for votes. In the PA 12th district, a man named Keith Rothfus […]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Short Stories

AWAKENED

AWAKENED

 Tales of Erotic Discovery Awaken your desire… Discover your destiny.   Nine sensual, steamy tales take readers to the limits of discovery in Awakened: Tales of Erotic Discovery. Filled with stories of firsts, Awakened is a journey through  submission, swinging, shifters, strip clubs, and spontaneity that you won’t soon forget.   Pictures by Mica Rae […]

What Better for #DiadeLosMuertos than Masquerade?

What Better for #DiadeLosMuertos than Masquerade?

What better way to celebrate the US time change and end the Halloween weekend than to curl up with a hot read on Dia de Los Muertos? Even better, what about a paranormal erotic romance anthology named Masquerade? How great would that be? You’re in luck because this book has launched today. Let’s find out […]

New York for Beginners

New York for Beginners

We approach each other cautiously at first. There are no hugs or kisses when we eventually find each other at the airport and I feel slightly disorientated, unsure about actually being here or what is going to happen over the next 10 days. “You look dazed.” “I just had the weirdest dream on the plane […]

The Days that Don’t Disappear

The Days that Don’t Disappear

The Days That Don’t Disappear ©Garrycrystal 2001 A tale of violence towards children from teachers. *Names have been changed in this story When I was a kid all I wanted to do was live on a desert island and now, twenty years later, I sometimes still want to escape to that island but the reasons […]

The Country

The Country

I see the woman next to me looking at me so I offer her a stick of my gum. I chew gum, I took an anti-histamine — the things they suggest when you’re flying, although in my case they’re little more than parlor tricks. They won’t help my ears and I know that, but I […]

By January 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Write Here, Write Now!

Film View: “RUIN”

Film View: “RUIN”

An exciting chase scene of post-apocalyptic proportions. Held me to the very surprising outcome. There are not a lot of words to say about this film. It is exciting & curiously thrilling. A wonderment in seeing the destruction or the allowance of decay of our infrastructure. We think it is in awful conditions now. Take […]

I’m Your Baby Tonight

I’m Your Baby Tonight

Today, we’re visiting with author B.L Wilson. She is celebrating the release of her latest book, I’m Your Baby Tonight.  Before we get to the new book, here’s a little about this extremely talented and very reclusive author. B.L. Wilson lives New York City with Lucy Lou, an elderly cat, and a fifteen-year mellow yellow […]

Film Review: Words and Pictures

Film Review: Words and Pictures

An unexpected joy to find a film that actually is brilliant and exceeds the expectations. A high school literary teacher vs the new art teacher. Clive Owen is excellent in his performance as a disappointed alcoholic who feels his flame for writing has gone out. He takes it out on his students at first. But […]

Boycott Black Thursday!

Boycott Black Thursday!

https://www.facebook.com/boycottblackthursday   Once upon a time in America, we were citizens and patriots. Now some would have us content ourselves with being consumers and patsies. We live in what was once called the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Have we so forgotten our heritage and the premises and promises that […]

By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Witch

Witch

  I woke to the smell of sage. She was holding the air. She danced above the flowers and defied gravity. I grabbed one of Saturn’s rings, In order to give her a gift worthy, Of a soaring witch capturing the ozone. She lifts trees out of the earth, And plants them on the moon. […]

By October 23, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Film View: The Crush – Short Film   [2010] Oscar Winning Film

Film View: The Crush – Short Film [2010] Oscar Winning Film

The film opens with the teacher writing on the blackboard three words the kids need to learn by Monday: Real Pretend Love. An Irish lad, Arnold, gives his teacher, Ms Purdy, the second grade teacher, a red stone ring. He, of course, is the one with the crush. He’s in love and she’s pretty and […]

Now That’s Shameless Self-Promotion

Now That’s Shameless Self-Promotion

I have been asked, nay begged, by some of my adoring fans, to give you an example of how I have grown as a blogger, since September 5, 2009, a day which will inevitably find its way into the history books. Looking back at the phosphorescent trail of my ascent, I too am rather astounded […]

“All Of Us With Our Pointless Worries and Inconsequential Dramas: Short Stories” by Garry Crystal plus An Interview With The Author

“All Of Us With Our Pointless Worries and Inconsequential Dramas: Short Stories” by Garry Crystal plus An Interview With The Author

Coming off the heels of his brilliant novel Leaving London, author Garry Crystal presents this new work, a collection of short fiction and plays. Some of these works have been available for some time, via short story eBooks or in various literature websites around the internet but here you can get a taste of Garry’s […]

By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Immortal Rapture Series #MustReads #ParanormalRomance @lilian3roberts

Immortal Rapture Series #MustReads #ParanormalRomance @lilian3roberts

Lilian Roberts joined us on Expats a few weeks ago with her Arielle Immortal Journey, Book 5 in The Immortal Rapture Series. Today, I would like to welcome her back so that she can share some insights into the series as she releases Book 6 in the series – Arielle Immortal Fury. As October fades […]

Giving Up to Move On

Giving Up to Move On

I’ve been hearing from friends lately either by phone or online about how hard it is to simply make ends meet today. Money worries are the main complaint – there’s never enough of it or the tax man is hammering at the door with outrageous demands for tens of thousands or that it doesn’t matter […]

By October 14, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Controlling my Outrage with Hypnosis Recordings

Controlling my Outrage with Hypnosis Recordings

I was in a sore mood a few days ago. It involved someone telling me to take down whatever articles I wrote for my blogs  or in Expats Post. The logic: I am a blogger and that whatever hurt I might be feeling the process was the result of my ego. And also that I was […]

Philip Seymour Hoffman talking about Life, Death, and Happiness

Philip Seymour Hoffman talking about Life, Death, and Happiness

PSH has a great deal to say. It may bring you to tears knowing he cannot enjoy what he so enjoyed. His words are brilliant as he is always. I miss him & want him to come walking back on a stage or set somewhere. But my dreams aren’t going to happen in this case. […]

Film Review: “Marilyn Myller” A Short Film

Film Review: “Marilyn Myller” A Short Film

Animation Marilyn Maketh and she taketh awayeth. Now to watch the film. As I do that I will see animation and the explosion of the Universe into creation. What happens after that has been a debate since humans could think and reason with reasonable and irrational thoughts. No judgments as to what is who and […]

Sleep-Injured

Sleep-Injured

We are whipped out of Wispy mist, pretending we have Substance We are floating through the Transience Pretending we have a home We are weighed down by the Absence of certainty Making facts out of conviction We are desert Pretending our hearts are Oases We are dreamers of Epics pretending We are awake 22 March […]

By October 2, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Venus

Venus

I asked the world about Confidence in women and it gave Me replies about how to pick me up With lines that never fail All human life begins As female, but to end that way Is the greatest tragedy Because to assume the masculine Makes me a bitch Copyright protected by DigiproveAll Rights ReservedOriginal content here is published […]

By October 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Film View: “Cork’s Cattlebaron” A Short Film

Film View: “Cork’s Cattlebaron” A Short Film

Be prepared to be irritated at the beginning of the film. Disregard the urge to change the channel. It is well worth the wait to get into the heart of the story. Be patient. Bear with the supposed protagonist. He really is a “jerk.” It is obvious from moment one, so no spoiler here. It […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Mammal Vibrations: An Interview with Allen Ginsberg

Mammal Vibrations: An Interview with Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg’s name is synonymous with every stereotype that came from the 60s. And since Ginsberg’s disappearance in 1997 there has not been a single interview granted to any member of the media until now. Why this poet, beat, Buddhist, Jewish, homosexual, savant druggy had anything to say to me sure does leave this humbled […]

By September 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Mending the Social Fabric

Mending the Social Fabric

“This is the only time for high ideals because those ideals are all that we have. We aren’t just fighting for our physical survival, but for the survival of our civilization. We don’t have the luxury of old-world pillars. We don’t have a common heritage; we don’t have a millennia of history. All we have […]

By September 28, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Wash Away Your Sins: #MAGDALEN #UnitedSolo

Wash Away Your Sins: #MAGDALEN #UnitedSolo

Riding on the success of sold out performances at FringeNYC 2012 and United Solo Festival 2013, MAGDALEN, an award winning play for Best Documentary Script, returns with an ENCORE performance for TWO performances at Theatre Row. MAGDALEN written and performed by Erin Layton, will be presented at the United Solo Festival on Friday, October 3rd, […]

By September 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
“A Conversation with Ray Bradbury” A Short Film/Documentary

“A Conversation with Ray Bradbury” A Short Film/Documentary

Marvelous words from the heart & mind of Ray Bradbury. A Dreamer. A Reader. A Thinker.   A Librarian. A Writer. You Become the Authors Who Write the Books. Listen As You Read. You Become Emily Dickinson. You Become Ernest Hemingway. You Become Shakespeare. How Great Would That Feel. Get Inside of the Words the […]

By September 22, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Cutting the Ties That Bind

Cutting the Ties That Bind

Recently I did a balance transfer to escape my old credit card company. This is the text of my chat with an Account Specialist. It was like breaking up with the guy who doesn’t want to believe it. Hi and welcome to our Credit Monsters chat service! One of our Account Specialists will be right […]

By September 21, 2014 9 Comments Read More →
The Immortal Rapture Series #FallMustReads

The Immortal Rapture Series #FallMustReads

The seasons are changing and we’re all looking for something different to do, something different to read, right? It’s nice to simply curl up on the weekend with a book that takes you to another place and time. A place where you can pretend with a child like innocence and enjoy the experience of reading. […]

By September 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stay Out of the Attic, Too!

Stay Out of the Attic, Too!

In my recent hard-hitting article, “Don’t Go Down in the Basement!” I enumerated the many and varied ways the human mind and body have of warning us of imminent danger. Little did I know that my words would arouse a groundswell of comment and debate (check the chat rooms, people). The most common argument was, […]

By September 19, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Don’t Go Down in the Basement!

Don’t Go Down in the Basement!

Why do people ignore their inner early-warning system? We are equipped with a sensitive array of detection devices. Our ears can pick up patterns in footsteps that tell us if we are being followed. Wind from the right direction brings our noses the scents of flesh, of sweat and tension and ill intent (with perhaps […]

By September 15, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Film Review: The Face of Love

Film Review: The Face of Love

Love Story. If you lose someone you love deeply and somehow they come back to life in that of a doppelganger, what would you do. Your a painter and he wants to teach you. They are drawn together. Her daughter doesn’t know how to take her mother being drawn to someone so close in likeness […]

By September 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
A Personal View on Scottish Independence: The Journey from ‘Don’t Care’ to Yes

A Personal View on Scottish Independence: The Journey from ‘Don’t Care’ to Yes

I’m hoping that it isn’t the case that we’ve become so expectant of being screwed over by the political elite that we’ve become used to it, that we’ve become complacent, that we have succumbed to a form of political Stockholm Syndrome. At first I thought it was a joke. Not the issue of an independent […]

By September 14, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
Detours – A Short Story

Detours – A Short Story

Short story – A family gathering set amidst an ever-present, threatening atmosphere.   Detours   “You always wear those big boots.” Esme says as we finally jump into the street after descending five flights of stairs. “You always wear a permanent frown.” I shoot back. “If it was permanent I would naturally always be wearing […]

By September 12, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
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