On 17 June 1940 Marshal Pétain, the most celebrated military figure in France, told the French people that they were defeated, that they must accept an armistice with Germany and submit to occupation by Hitler’s army. The next day, a … Continue reading
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. . . this single was released. Peter Stone Brown writes: It was at the time the fastest selling single in the history of Warner Brothers Records, selling 320,000 copies in eight days, and eventually reached #2 on the charts. … Continue reading
Some brief thoughts I set down in the early days of the OWS movement have just been published by the The Chiseler, an online journal you should check out: OWS – THE WINTER SOLDIERS
. . . of my new Western novella Missouri Green: RAN MY KINDLE BATTERY DOWN Set before the American Civil War, during the California gold rush, Missouri Green has a different feel than some other western stories in that the … Continue reading
Almighty & everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve, pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things … Continue reading
This is not sustainable.
Mulberry Street, New York City, 1888. Photo by Jacob Riis. Click on the image to enlarge.
1971 — about a year before I moved to New York. Click on the image to enlarge.
You dash about, struggle — all because you want to swim in your own current. But alongside of you, unceasing and near to everyone, there flows the divine and infinite current of love, in one and the same course. When … Continue reading
Is this the greatest rock and roll song of all time? Or is it “Satisfaction”? Or is it “She Loves You”? Or is it “Shake, Rattle and Roll”? Or is it just whichever one you happen to be listening to … Continue reading
Duty, 1883 — for Edward Snowden.
This made me cry — and I don’t care if the NSA knows it. With thanks to Sean Daniel . . .