Category Archives: Art & Culture

Art, music, literature, and other structures and activities that add significance to human life.

Any Publicity is Good Publicity

I’ve posted the second chapter of my new book Terminal Departure: A Cleo Matts Novel: Chapter 2. Update: Third chapter available Chapter 3. The complete book is now available here: Get the Kindle edition. Get the Nook edition. (You can … Read More

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Chocolate and Cash come between Smelly People and Porn

Frank Jacobs knows maps, and on his Strange Maps blog he’s posted more than a few good spins on the atlas. His posts range from from a serious investigation into The Shotgun Tracts of the Lower Mississippi to enlightening twists … Read More

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World Without End

Just finished reading Ken Follett’s World Without End (after putting it off until I’d blown through the prequel, Pillars of the Earth, first). Ken Follett doesn’t wow me with words like Henry James, or ideas like Vonnegut, and the dialogue … Read More

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They’re Made Out of Meat

Note: There’s a great short story link at the bottom of this post; don’t miss it because of my ramblings above the fold. ~Joe C. So, I finally watched Food, Inc. last night, the Academy Award best documentary nominee I’ve … Read More

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Mr. Rogers: Best Neighbor Ever

If you’re like me — coming up a bit short on faith in your neighbors, and feeling not a little sickened of the seeming trend towards rampant self-righteousness, ignorant belligerence, and all-around bellicose nastiness — then you owe it to … Read More

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