VAR DIV MISC

  1DARK BLACK HUMOR SCARE There I was on EweToob,  avoiding work on a novel, idly watching a preposterously narrated…

LITTYBITS

1POSTCARDS FROM THE LAND of BEFORE I COULD WRITE: Came across this, just now: While Turkish eugenicists were trying to…

SOC-MED GADFLY R US…

…because there is precious little well-argued push-back against any number of social engineering projects currently running.  One key-word, in c.…

JESUS in VEGAS: an Excerpt*

My favorite Allegory in which “Western Culture” is embodied by a schizy serial killer with daddy issues and a trendy…

THE OPENLY PRIVATE

TALES of the FATHERLIFE Monday Feb 25, 2019 20:51 Daughter (12) is in the bathroom that Daughter and I share…

THESE QUEASY SEDUCTIONS

Absolutely loathed (the affected, under-worked nonsense of) everything of hers I saw/heard before this. But this… this is a cupcake…

WRITING ABOUT SEX(X)

Writing about Sex is like cooking with garlic: the garlic is not the point. Imagine writing a scene in which…

SCI FI FOR MODERNS

Six Quickies and Two Shorts from my Collection WE DO NOT DIE   ********   10         …

KOOTCHIE TOWERS EXCERPT #4

Let’s take a stylistic trip across Literary History, back to when Novels were Novels, Writers were Writers, and Sex was…

TRUTH-WIT’S PHLOGISTON

Good stuff. Not quite sure what the “stuff” is but it’s good. An academically-trained practitioner of the bodily-invested postmodern breaks…

FICTIFICATION and ITS RISKS

In my latest completed Novel, THIS INCREDIBLE SEX  COMEDY, the (often far-out) fiction is so closely mixed with solid thru-lines of autobiography that…

TEH TYME MASHEEN

  1.  “Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.”—H.G. Wells It isn’t widely known that H. G.…

RADICAL RASPBERRIES

  1THEM TOO The problem isn’t “MEN (eye-roll™)”… the problem always was and always will be that powerful people, men…

JOY

  “Wait,”  said Mara, “I know this.” She turns it up. “This is Beethoven. Or Mozart or stuff.” It is…

INUTILE ARGUMENTATION

A Fugue of Six Subtly-Interrelated Short Essays 1FORBIDDING POTENCY JHVH or “Jehovah” was once a kind of J-word: “Religiously observant Jews and…

QUICK LITTLE WEBBY TITTERS

  Category: Hilariously Misbegotten i-Yuppie Pretences Description: Regarding the character-forming utility of bedtime stories (if you’ve been using them to…

LET X=

1-LOWER MATH   Today’s winkingly pseudo-progressive racialism award goes to Eric Ross Weinstein, who coyly tweeted, the night before Xmas (emphasis…

JULES: a short story

The night my uncle Chandler did grievous damage to his Beetle at a bend in the road in North Carolina…

3Pomes from IF BERLIN

“Fate rarely opts for the strictly comic or the simply tragic when the tragicomic will do.”-Pastor Prime . 3Pomes from…

A READER WRITES

  Sent: Friday, December 7, 2018 5:47 PM Subject: M & N Steven!   Much great writing on your blog over these…

THREE OBLOMOVIAN OBLOQUIES

  1-JUNGIAN (Borgesian?) EPITAPH   In the summer of 2002, two women I’d known in Berlin, in the early ’90s,…