It doesn’t all come down to money

The one quote by Mao Zedong that every American seems to know is this one, from 1938: “Political power grows from the barrel of a gun.”  A couple instances over the past week reminded me of this line. The more recent one was something Jeff Daniel’s...

Brazile pulls pin, tosses grenade

The excerpt from Donna Brazile’s new book published in Politico this morning isn’t getting big headlines on the major news sites yet. Yet. But Brazile’s account of what she found when she replaced Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as the head of the...
The fractured mind

The fractured mind

One of my first newspaper bosses was a wonderful, jovial mess of a man who endured the frazzled annoyances of running a small-town news staff because it allowed him the luxury of composing editorials.  Which happened to be things of joy and beauty, by the way. He...
What I’m learning from Amazon (so far)

What I’m learning from Amazon (so far)

Since I know some of you out there are thinking about publishing your own books and stories via ebook distribution, I thought it might be worthwhile for me to recap the lessons I’m learning as I go along. Just so you’ll have another data-point to use in...
Another peek at the Mullaqat mind

Another peek at the Mullaqat mind

  From my Darbas Cycle  blog, a sequel to the Mullaqat creation myth… HOW COYOTE GAVE THE MULLAQAT THEIR CLEVERNESS A Mullaqat creation myth… One night after their return to the new world, the Mullaqat looked at Grandmother Hen and said, “Tell us...
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