Older At my first bar-job I couldn’t understand why the old men would stand at the bar every night and order a measure of whisky with a glass of beer. I understand now. *** Family It happened quickly. These things usually do. Six leaning on a high-table, all drinking. Blood soaks through the laughter […]
Author Archive: Dean Walker
Dean Walker is a freelance writer of articles, essays, short-stories, and poems. In one way or another, he has worked as an environmental and human rights activist. Dean is the publisher of Expats Post.
Over the last few days, the saga a 15 year old girl, Jakadrien Turner, made national headlines. At 14, Jakadrien ran away from home after her parents split up and her grandfather passed away. Apparently, the stress of the two events was too much for this young girl to handle and she ran away […]
Winter comes with wisps of fog that slip into the gullies and pour down the thin riverbeds that lead to Bodega Bay; “A quaint little drinking town with a fishing problem.” Crab pots stack atop tiny white boats with blue trim and Christmas lights drift by. A captain wearing Santa’s cap and his crew in reindeer […]
Frank Luntz is a Republican political consultant and pollster. He has most notably worked with Fox News as a frequent commentator and analyst and a Republican Party consultant. You might have remembered Luntz from his use of focus groups during the previous presidential debates. Luntz specializes in “testing language and finding words that will help […]
We were a heap of debris stacked nearly five feet high. Broken branches, trimmed hedges, brown leaves, even a few pulled up weeds. The ruins of our yard. The clippings of old growth sheared off love. We felt a little gasoline would help. And next we knew, Fire, Fire, Fire, Roaring up toward the sun. […]