These Are Good Times For …

These are good times for:

  • Satire (Exhibit A: Jon Stewart, getting funnier and funnier on The Daily Show)
  • Earnestness (Exhibit A:  Glenn Beck.  Boy does he have looads of material now!)
  • the LA Lakers aka the Kobe Bryant Show (Self wants to kick those Celtics!  Just kick them!)
  • Eddie Redmayne (Won a Tony for his performance in “Red” —  Yay!)

These are bad times for

  • the Gulf Coast —  and that includes creatures above the ocean (pelicans, people), in the ocean (shrimp and so forth), or practically anywhere within reach of the Mother of All Oil Spills.  Well, let’s just go ahead and say:  ALL OF AMERICA.
  • small literary journals:  In the last two years, three of self’s favorites have ceased publication: Chelsea, Isotope, The Rambler.  And the ones that survive are barely getting by.
  • Need one even say this? Obama (Self didn’t bother watching his two speeches this week, but she saw excerpts on various news channels and decided he might just be too cerebral for these anxious times)
  • Silicon Valley (or anyone working there not connected with Read the rest of this entry »

Iain Kelly

Fiction Writing

John's Space .....

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost

nancy merrill photography

capturing memories one moment at a time

Asian Cultural Experience

Preserving the history and legacy of Salinas Chinatown

Rantings Of A Third Kind

The Blog about everything and nothing and it's all done in the best possible taste!

Sauce Box

Never get lost in the Sauce

GK Dutta

Be One... Make One...

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Fashion Not Fear

Fueling fearlessness through fashion and inspiration.

Wanderlust and Wonderment

My writing and photo journey of inspiration and discovery


Decades of her words.

John Oliver Mason

Observations about my life and the world around me.

Insanity at its best!

Yousuf Bawany's Blog


Any old world uncovered by new writing

unbolt me

the literary asylum

CSP Archives

Archive of the CSP

The 100 Greatest Books Challenge

A journey from one end of the bookshelf to the other

Random Storyteller

Poems, stories, and reflections by Catherine Hamrick