Dispatches – Get Ready…

This recent conversation was overheard at the Braindead Megaphone Cafe: “I read a story about a story about Trump? That he paid some Russian to pee on him…?” “I heard…

Graham Greene, Power and the Glory

“Hate was just a failure of imagination.” (The Power and the Glory, Penguin ed. pg. 131) – only slightly more inspiring than the words of Dr. Ben Carson: “It will…

Dispatches – Picking on VW

This particular discussion, overheard at the Braindead Megaphone Cafe between two males, inadvertently veered into insightful observations on a current event and its implications for modern society: “You hear it’s…

Dispatches – What Pootin Wants

We live in interesting political times, if interesting can be a euphemism for society weighed down by populations living in opaque bubbles, blind to their own braindead expositions: “These pretzels…

Should have seen Drumpf coming

Infinite Jest has many layers of awesomeness, tough in places but always worth the price of admission, which requires true commitment given its 1,000+ pages and 300+ endnotes. Among its…

Something New

The short story  “The Crook of a Tree”  was done a few years back and first  made “publicly available” as part of the compilation “Stories from Austin: A Collection of…