Grevel Lindop, of Manchester, England, Poet, Essayist, Robert Graves Scholar and editor of The White Goddess, plus DeQuincies' Confessions Of An English Opium Eater, and one of the planet's coolest dudes, author of dozens of books, incuding his latest, Travels On The Dance Floor, and Selected Poems, … [Read more...] about Grevel Lindop On Bermuda Shorts
True Story: last night I propped up my reading pillow with the idea of making it through a few chapters of "Bermuda Shorts," a new anthology of short stories, some fiction but mostly of the memoir variety, from James J. Patterson, or Jimmy to his many friends. I didn't have a lot of time for this, … [Read more...] about Hank Thomas On Bermuda Shorts
"Happily, early on, James J. Patterson discovered that the bumpy road through life was lined with books. Clearly, somewhere along the way he pulled out a volume of Montaigne. ¨The young 20th century rebel must have found much to admire in the French Renaissance thinker's essays, and especially the … [Read more...] about Joanna Biggar On Bermuda Shorts
The Only Way Out Of The Financial Crisis! Economist Paul Krugman smells smoke, so he's yelling "Fire!"! In an op-ed piece in the New York Times, he sees a new and prolonged depression setting in. Meanwhile, Simon Jenkins at the London Guardian has a solution that could and should take fire all … [Read more...] about The Only Way Out!
Vagabonds unite! Quick takes here on The Tea Party's Presidential candidate, Texan Secession, Summer Reading, CEO Compensation, Immigration, The World Cup is a Fraud, Bermuda Shorts Updates, and yes, More Summer Reading... … [Read more...] about Pattersonian Update
A year or more ago I sent an appeal to Patterson's Vagabonds to debate the idea that America should suspend sending jobs to "Slave Nations" like China, by simply stating that no job should be exported to a country that does not allow collective bargaining. Since not a soul replied, I can only … [Read more...] about Calling All Economists II