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“In No Particular Order” review

Just thought I’d share Cinthia Ritchie’s review of my “memoir,” In No Particular Order. She liked it! I always appreciate Cinthia’s reviews of my books because she reads a lot. … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · 6 Comments

Gaye rights

If you like isolated vocal tracks, you’ll love this one. Marvin Gaye doing “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” As usual, you can hear details in his voice that are … Continue reading

April 14, 2018 · 4 Comments

Sufferin’ with the Blues

I just looked up an noticed in the NHL playoff bracket that my hometown team, the St. Louis Blues, didn’t make the cut this year. I stopped following them way … Continue reading

April 13, 2018 · 13 Comments

Of the Artist ~ fiction by Avouleance

Originally posted on The Disappointed Housewife:
Of The Artist Septober 53rd For the first morning since I arrived, the mist has withdrawn. It’s clear enough for me to Caesarean my…

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Light reading

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera My rating: 5 of 5 stars Like Jerzy Kozinski, Milan Kundera was hugely important back in the ’80s, when this book first … Continue reading

April 10, 2018 · 7 Comments

Two Poems ~ poetry by David Dobson

Originally posted on The Disappointed Housewife:
Sofa Surfer Blues ?I drank myself last night and I tasted of oblivion. Keep on swinging madly across the sun Mr Dylan, I could…

April 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eine kleine cluckmusik

I don’t think I’ve shared this yet, but if I have it’s certainly worth a reprise. Enjoy, won’t you, the aria “O Mio Babbino Caro” from Puccini’s beloved opera, Gianni … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

More new fiction at The Disappointed Housewife

  Over at The Disappointed Housewife today we’re featuring a short story by California writer Audrey Kalman, who’s well known by many here in this corner of the blogosphere. “Foreign … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · 5 Comments

Kitsch as kitsch can

Just the other day I noticed that I’m not reading as much political material lately. I think I overdosed last year on books like Jane Mayer’s Dark Money, Matt Taibbi’s … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · 9 Comments

Two Poems ~ poetry by Jake Sheff

Originally posted on The Disappointed Housewife:
Diagnosis: Evil A sarcastic poem based on Wikipedia’s “Sarcoidosis” page. This page was last edited on 4 October 2017, at 05:22. A given governing…

April 3, 2018 · Leave a comment