World War III

January 8, 2020

Vietnam: Getting In / Getting Out

July 26, 2019

The Rent Horse Kid

June 16, 2019

Never Another / Roky Erickson, R.I.P.

June 13, 2019

Ventura at 4AM / THIS USA: Origins

July 12, 2018

From the Oil Patch to the Sun: Nick Russell's Early Photography

October 18, 2017

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August 5, 2020

Editor's Note: Due to a software glitch, this piece will appear both here, as a stand alone article and also as a part of the Coronavirus Chronicles series.

Oh Happy Day!

The Mennonite gardeners have returned to caring for the ac...

August 3, 2020

I think the last movie I saw in a theater was ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD. Loved it. Since then, thousands of people have asked me “What movies are you watching on TV during the pandemic?” Okay, not thousands really, more like...

June 30, 2020

        (not a poem, just a prattle)

~ with apologies to Bob Wills and Asleep at the Wheel ~

Who's that guy with the red tie on? Some folks call him Donnie 

Might even get elected again, although he is a phony

Send hi...

April 8, 2020

As of this writing, we have no baseball season. No one knows when, or if, the season will start. The ritual, distraction and meditative powers of baseball have brought citizens of this great country comfort through every crisis...

When I lived in Texas, no one ever cut my throat although I was twice threatened with such action. My throat was completely off-limits in California. And during our time in New Mexico, I experienced pneumonia but my throat rem...

February 26, 2020

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A Salute to Character Actors

      — or

How Hollywood Screwed Up My Life Before I Even Got There


On November 20, 1944, the whole world changed for me. At 2 am I reluctantly depart...

October 29, 2019

When moving to a foreign country (in this case Florida), adjustments must be made. First up — getting one’s papers in order. The local DMV was shockingly efficient. But even more shocking was looking at my new driver’s license a...

August 9, 2019

A Three-Part Account of My Experience

Part III: A Grenade, A Chicken, and The Bird Home

On June 7, 1969, I woke up at 5 AM and made sure my M16 was in working order. My company of the 101st Airborne was camped on top of a hill i...

August 2, 2019

A Three-Part Account of My Experience    

PART II: Hello Vietnam, I Really Must Be Going  


At the c...

July 26, 2019

A Three-Part Account of My Experience                    

PART I: Dreams, Schemes and the End of Innocence  


1969 was a year of contrasts and contradictio...

He who calls me THE ugliest of writers shall have not his name spoken. Nor of the publication nor broadcast nor streaming service failing to expose the open wound in the head of the head of our grated nation from which the eels,...

If George Washington had declared a National Emergency he might have abolished political parties. In his farewell address he called party politics “potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabl...

By the time you read this the “Wall” controversy may have changed. Trump may have declared a National Emergency in order to detract from the National Emergency that is his Presidency. Or he may deny he meant Mexico will PAY for...

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'Round the 'Net

A mob of the MAGA persuasion

Conducted a statehouse invasion.

Though heavily armed,

They parted unharmed,

And that's how you know they're Caucasian.

Poster Artist

Micael Priest

A Short Film

by Bob Simmons

Micael Priest's work was one of the hallmarks of a special time in Austin. He made the art that drew the crowds to hear the music that made a city. He made us all a little richer just by strokes of a pen


to see the Film

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