Lovers of the personal essay should be rejoicing in the streets at word of this collection. For readers and acquaintances of Jimmy Patterson, it is long overdue, but the author was born in Washington, D.C., where the machinery of progress is congenitally slow. So this book, in many important ways - … [Read more...] about Rick Walter on Bermuda Shorts
In a previous harangue among our beloved Vagabonds I floated the idea that America should pass a law stating that jobs should not be exported to countries that do not allow Collective Bargaining. I would now like to invite those economic wizards smarter than I am to share their thoughts on such a … [Read more...] about Calling All Economists!
"I don't believe there's a great salvation in (our) political process at all. I believe in far different things. I mean, I put Democracy far down the line. I think a devoutly Christian, Conservative, Traditionalist country, even if it's a Monarchy, is fine with me." Pat Buchanan on Hardball with … [Read more...] about Pat Buchanan Is Un-American
Mark Zaid was given a traffic ticket in Montgomery County, MD, recently for flashing his headlights back in thanks to a driver who warned him about a speed trap. He was fined fifty bucks. He took it to court and won when the officer failed to appear. Mr. Zaid's Remarkable Heroism Is Chronicled … [Read more...] about Mark Zaid Is My Hero
Anyone who owned a home during the last ten years remembers one thing very well: The avalanche of junk mail assaulting us with spectacular offers to take advantage of rising home equity. If nothing else, these crooks should be contributing cash to support landfills and recycling systems, not to … [Read more...] about This Depressing Downturn
"You were positively loathsome," theatre-goers said as they shook James J Patterson's hand while exiting the Al Lefcowitz Theatre at The Writer's Center, in Bethesda, Md, after viewing a staged reading of the new play Anna Nicole, by Grace Cavalieri. See a brief review and pictures here! I was … [Read more...] about Anna Nicole by Grace Cavalieri