LAUGHING AT PROPAGANDA: CASUAL INSIGHTS INTO WAR-FICTION

When I was a kid I came into the possession of a violent, military thriller titled Night of the Thuggee by Gar Wilson. More about him later. I’m not sure how the book wound up in my library- probably a birthday present from a friend – but I remember it was total crap. And I … Continue reading LAUGHING AT PROPAGANDA: CASUAL INSIGHTS INTO WAR-FICTION

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WRITING FROM A PLACE OF DARKNESS

The evil that is within me unfolds in darkness and splays across the pages in black ink and frantic scrawls. Protagonists approach of their own volition, each demanding that their story be told. They do not come to me in life’s bright places or during those times when joy and warmth abound. Instead they linger … Continue reading WRITING FROM A PLACE OF DARKNESS

THE MYTH OF “TRADITIONAL”: HISTORY, SOPHISTRY AND REACTION IN THE CONTEMPORARY AGE

An objective analysis of history shows that the linguistic meaning of terms is subject to change over time especially in regard to context. In all eras, language is either used or utilized by interest groups to propel ideological perspectives. The distinction between the above terms is significant: the former applies context through the etymological roots … Continue reading THE MYTH OF “TRADITIONAL”: HISTORY, SOPHISTRY AND REACTION IN THE CONTEMPORARY AGE

MEATHEAD WRITING AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT

I wish there was more to this entry than simple prognostication but there isn’t. For those readers seeking a meaningful philosophical treatise look away now. However for those fellow aspiring authors, who like me, spend too much time in front of a computer struggling to write interesting prose, you might take comfort and/or inspiration from … Continue reading MEATHEAD WRITING AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT

BASIC

Prevailing wisdom would have me be bored and boring Basic attributes Affection for disposable imagery We market ourselves to be individually the same Same build, same ignorance, same commentary on banal service Same conversation about said skin-deep subjects because under the surface reality is hollowed Consumption is nirvana, adulation a narcotic Defining ourselves by role-play … Continue reading BASIC