Quote: Carl Sagan

  It’s Wednesday, and like every Wednesday, I’m busy, so here’s a quote: “When I’m high I can penetrate into the past, recall childhood memories, friends, relatives, playthings, streets, smells, sounds, and tastes from a vanished era. I can reconstruct the actual occurrences in childhood events only half understood at the time. Many but not […]

Why The End Of The World?

Serious question: What’s the deal with the apocalypse? It’s not a question you hear every day, but I really want to know? Why are we so obsessed with the end of the world? It’s a question I’ve asked before ay LitReactor, but I haven’t cracked it yet. Here’s a couple of questions I want to […]

Book Notes: The Cuban Club By Barry Gifford

Imagine if Hemingway was raised by a gangster, that sums up Barry Gifford’s Roy stories perfectly, all of which have been recently collected in The Cuban Club. It’s Nick Adams via Chicago. I love this gem from the second story, “Dingoes” “There are evil spirits haunt this earth who beguile good men and women and render them […]

Kickin’ Ass & Stayin’ Home

I submitted my first book of six early last night. It was a good feeling. I’ve turned in my fair share of books over the past few years, but most of those have been under different names, the all important paycheck. But there’s something really satisfying about sending out your own work and I’ll be […]

Is Getting On Disability The New American Dream?

Throughout 2017, the Washington Post has been running a monthly series on Americans living off of Disability InsuranceThe series has been sobering to read and I honestly believe close to 50% of the American population will be living in some form assistance due to a combination of  lack of jobs, environmental disaster, and illness. The […]