Politics And Culture

How the modern novel derived from serials, and how television dramas have evolved into a more serial format. Also is Dennis Franz still alive, and why isn’t anyone reading my self-published novel.

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Marion on July 4, 2018

(This was originally posted in 2010. I’m reposting for the 4th of July 2018.) It’s time for me to come clean and admit how much I scam and rip off the government. Yes, it’s people like me that keep your taxes high (not as high as all the other industrial nations, but still, it’s your […]

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Marion on December 21, 2017

NY Times columnist and trophy husband, Tom Friedman, managed to spew out a column with his signature combo of obliviousness and obviousness. The topic was how Trump wrapped up America as a very nice present for Putin. What a clever metaphor. How did he ever come up with it at Christmas time? He brings up […]

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Marion on September 3, 2017

I’m sitting around on a bleak Sunday afternoon. The sky is white and it’s unusually cold for Labor Day Weekend. The better-half is away on one of his work-related do-gooding trips to a developing country. Usually, I use his away time to get shit done, by which I mean household crafty stuff like redoing the […]

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Marion on August 24, 2017

I was shocked to discover I hadn’t posted here since March. I feel like the dad who went out for cigarettes and wound up on the bum in Oakland. Really, I’d meant to come back. There has been some writing since then although not enough to justify my existence by any means. ¬†You can find […]

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