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BINGO! Everyone Wins With JACKPOT RECORDS!

BINGO! Everyone Wins With JACKPOT RECORDS!

Love vinyl? Still got the first 45 you or your dad owned? Well, guess what? it’s your lucky day. Isaac Slusarenko, owner of JackPot Records in Portland, Oregon has been in touch with me and he has some exciting news to share with us. Check this out…it’s the mother lode for vinyl lovers worldwide. Without […]

2016 Todos Santos Writers Workshop

2016 Todos Santos Writers Workshop

Announcing 2016 TODOS SANTOS WRITERS WORKSHOP, January 24-30.   5-day intensive workshops for writers at all levels. Fiction, Non-fiction, and Memoir in a “Pueblo Magico” by the sea. Speakers include Christopher Merrill, Bruce Berger, Viviane Mahieux. Faculty: Gordon Chaplin (memoirist/novelist) Jeanne McCulloch (editor), Rex Weiner (journalist), Jonathan Penner (novelist/short story) plus guest writers, agents, editors, […]

Boys and Girls Keep Swinging (Revisited)

Boys and Girls Keep Swinging (Revisited)

Recently, various whispers have emerged in a few historical fiction groups. What about sexual orientation in the past? How should sexuality be portrayed in fiction? It’s a hot new topic and one which is deserving of our time, since October is LGBT History Month. I am especially interested in this discussion as the next installment of […]

Sun’s Last Rays

Sun’s Last Rays

  Let’s take a walk Walk with me along the cliffs. We don’t have to talk. I want to watch the clouds, rush in to fill the fields with fog, and sway the wet grass. I want to watch the sunrise, the birds take off, hear fires crack, listen to the sounds of morning. Let’s […]

By October 4, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
BATS ^^ö^^ A Return to Damnalot

BATS ^^ö^^ A Return to Damnalot

 BATS ^^ö^^ A Return to Damnalot “Jonathan’s horrid singing and guitar playing were joined by one hundred and one horrid violins. The music began to swell— like an arthritic knee. The clan—still holding hands, claws, and butts—swayed together in front of the Vlad’s castle beneath a black rainbow.” Centuries ago, Vlad “The Impaler” Tepes and […]

Two Thousand Year Old Dream

Two Thousand Year Old Dream

  Trekking on the ambient music, We tuned into space mood. We needed something outside, Of chillwave for the road. We got beat-focused on the down- Tempo, nu-Jazz, And rad samples interlaced with Dance-y beats… and low fill. Tripping and grinning in our new identities, We rolled the Magnum, Down the Avenue of the Giants, […]

By September 20, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
Wonka’s Golden Ticket

Wonka’s Golden Ticket

I slept with the window open last night so I could feel the crisp, fall night upon my skin, but having watched the Republican debate before falling asleep, my body (a body descended from immigrant stock, whose backward ways I learned to loathe – with a form of self-hatred that Senator Rubio and Ted Cruz […]

Just Crazy Talk! Is Alive!

Just Crazy Talk! Is Alive!

Yes, you heard me right, live as in me live on video! So what is all of this crazy talk stuff Dan? Well, it’s just like it says, just a bunch of crazy talk. You may have read some of my attempts at being funny on Expats Post, and I’ve enjoyed all of the fun I’ve […]

By September 16, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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