Tom Mix: the E-Book

Tom Mix: the E-Book

This is the cover of the e-book edition of “Tom Mix Died for you Sins.” I like it much more than the original. A new e-book edition of “Andoshen, Pa.” is due to drop soon. I’ll post that cover, also better than the original. Good job,...
Cuban Rum, Cuban Music, Cuban Love

Cuban Rum, Cuban Music, Cuban Love

“It’s a good omen,” she said, but that’s the only kind of omen she ever saw. Trevor envied that in her. He saw only the other kind. He was young then, trying to find his own voice, to get out from under the influence of great writers. They were in Havana, their first...
A Man, A Dog, and A Fat Boy

A Man, A Dog, and A Fat Boy

I put my helmet on the bar and ran my fingers through hair in great need of a cut. I was wondering if I had another hundred and twenty miles on a Fat Boy in me. Tomorrow would be the Fourth of July, not a good time to ride a bike. An older couple were at one end of...
Harry and Louise Make a Sex Tape

Harry and Louise Make a Sex Tape

It is never too late to make a bad decision. At 82 and 76 Harry and Louise decided to make a sex tape. Technology had, in fact, advanced beyond tape, and beyond Harry’s comprehension. Harry had argued for a sex tape back in the days of VCR, when Louise’s body and...
Jackson Pollock: The Final Tally

Jackson Pollock: The Final Tally

As it turned out, Jackson became the most famous of all American artists.  His rise was fueled by the good graces of one influential art critic and one rich old woman, who convinced him that what he was doing were paintings.  It followed that he took a...
“It Is What It Is”: The motto of our time

“It Is What It Is”: The motto of our time

“It is what it is” is a valid observation in any situation, irrefutably, but as a motto in life, as adopted by the Pennsylvania North Schuylkill High School Class of 2019, it’s an odd choice, except as a class prank. It is what it is, nothing to be done about it....