"Good Luck, Toni" A new book, a new website, and a book signing….

    I.  Back in December, 2018 I posted that my friend Waîthira Francis had published her first novel, My Name is Toni.I’m pleased to report that she’s published a sequel, Good Luck, Toni.Toni is no longer a naïve, young Kenyan immigrant struggling wit… Continue reading

R.I.P. Dave Lettelier

David Lettelier was the Founding President of Phoenix Masonry and curator of its extensive museum, much of which came from his personal collection.  Over the years Phoenix Masonry has become one of the most visited Masonic websites in North America, if… Continue reading


Blaise Cendrars       Le train vient de faire halte

Deux voyageurs seulement descendent par cette   matinée
brûlante de fin d’été
Tous deux sont vêtus de complets couleur kaki et     coiffés
de casques de liège
Tous deux sont suivis d’un domestiqu… Continue reading


Alfred Starr Hamilton To sting a centipede aroundA pineapple bend, on a peach – – truth isStudied on the breast – – abysmally A picture of a tramp is being excruciatedBetwixt a splintered park bent benchAnd truthfullyAnd in Africa A pink pygmy Sits stu… Continue reading


The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year was held Feb. 25-28 in Orlando, Florida.  Social Media users quickly noted that the unusual stage design for the event is essentially the “Odal Rune”:  Quoth Wikipedia:”This symbol was adopt… Continue reading

The cold is rising

I’ve long been a fan of poet Alfred Starr Hamilton, and years back had a web
page or two dedicated to him. Those pages have since been transferred to
this here blog. So, it is with some surprise I see on the tubes a Band Camp page for the Bye
Bye Black… Continue reading

Open Source Band Names List for as yet unnamed or non-existent bands IV

Just because I have nothing else to post.  These days I just cain’t write for shit, because a broken soul cain’t hold a pen….

Cats in Heat    Dr, Medusa    Death by Divorce    The A’s Teem    Ostrich Politics    The Drizzlies    Little Ugly Annie   … Continue reading

Birthmark, Redux

I previously posted about a play I adapted from Hawthorne’s The Birthmark way back in 1998 (I think) and shared some photos.  

During the story, the “mad scientist” Aylmer photographs his wife Georgina, so our actor actually took a photo during the … Continue reading

A few words from the critics….

Le Colber

Here’s either some shameless self-promotion or just some plain ol’ Johnny Hustle.  Hopefully you don’t see this as smarmy tooting of my own horn.  I just want you to read the book!  Two of these blurbs have already appeared on the blog but … Continue reading