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
Every spring, Oxford University puts on a literary festival like no other, and the legendary Blackwell's Book Shop, lead by the incomparable Rita Ricketts, sponsors a Fringe Festival to coincide with it. This year, James J Patterson read from his forthcoming book of essays and fiction, Bermuda … [Read more...] about Patterson Reads At The 2009 Oxford Fringe Festival!
Republicans have become like mean little Boy Scouts gone wrong. They no longer wish to help granny cross the street, they won't share their dessert, and they refuse to sit with the foreign kid at school. Now, like mean little brats, they openly decree that if they can't play Captain, they want to … [Read more...] about Honk If You Want Rush Limbaugh To Fail!
Rose Solari, Poet Extraordinaire, inspired by the recent NHL All-Star Game, has unearthed a terrific piece she once did for the legendary SportsFan Magazine! It's called, "How the New Age Movement Drove Me to the National Hockey League!" Enjoy! … [Read more...] about Poet Rose Solari on Hockey!
January 29th is the 273rd birthday of the man who gave our country the name, "The United States of America." In the 1820's, more than a decade after his ignominious death, admirers of Thomas Paine began a tradition of meeting in pubs around the world on his birthday to raise a glass to the man who … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday Thomas Paine!