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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 […]

Film View: THE 10AM

Film View: THE 10AM

A father and son work together, their own company truck and an official sign designating they are professionals. They are heading to their first job of the day at 10AM. His father decided today was going to be the first day his son will solo, but his father would give his supervision just to be […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Film View: Tombes & Manèges (2015)

Film View: Tombes & Manèges (2015)

It’s Tim Burton meets French animation in a graveyard setting. The gravedigger is a burly man and his companion is his young son with dark circles surrounding his eyes. Off in the distance a spectacular display excites the young lad. He wants to experience something as delightful. The gravedigger seeing the down turned mouth and […]

By September 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Film View: “005 Jumpers”

Film View: “005 Jumpers”

WARNING: LANGUAGE (worthy of George Carlin) A good tagline for ‘005 Jumpers’: “One way or another, Paul is getting Cody off the roof.” If comedy noir with blasting Englishmen, a young gay male, suicide, life confessions, and celebrating the 4th of July with bombs bursting in air (fireworks), this is just the short film for […]

By September 21, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
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