Pliny, Beautiful Living
January 1, 2023

Priapos: Priapus, Bringer of Wisdom   Poor Priapos, misunderstood, mocked, pawn in political pattycake and other games of common debauchery.  Though never a serious fellow or respected god, he was loved … once upon a civilized, intelligent, reasonable time.  These days, reason is rare, knowledge rarer, and wisdom, well, “wisdom” is a foreign word to…

October 1, 2022

  Potina, Lady of the Stag   In the saffron field above a pleasure-palace in the rich seaport of Akrotiri, Aiyana gathers blooms for a festival to honor the goddess and the earth opens and black plumes rise … so begins, Potina, Lady of the Stag, the story of a girl.   This, a girl…

August 1, 2022

Colloquies: A Review of Civilization in Little Songs   Nations come and nations go, kingdoms are mostly gone, China intends empire, not certain its people do, though they are hungry for wealth, and are willing to consume the world’s resources, including yours.  Our nation will be gone, sooner or later; all nations fade away in…

May 1, 2022

The Barbarity Renewed Stanza   Each day upon waking the progressive pisses, snarls, reads her New York Times or watches his CNN, renews fury, and ventures into civilization to destroy it.  Or sometimes families tune their collective consciousness to NPR and disappear into fog, never to awaken.  Each new day barbarity is renewed in anger…

January 15, 2022

The Screen Novella Likely, you have not heard the phrase, “screen novella”, few have, being as it is a new term for a new literary form, a form of my invention, a combination of screenplay and novella.  I am certain you know the novel, that form of prose fiction developed for common readers, readers challenged…

January 1, 2022

Modern Art: An Exhibition in CriticismModern Art is antique.Modern Art is old.Modern Art is so last century.Modern Art is an oxymoron, neither modern nor art. Modern Art: An Exhibition is Criticism is a book ofinvective,satire,mudslinging,ridicule,and other devices of respectable pedigree. Modern Art: An Exhibition in Criticism isa jokebook,a critique,a history,a biography,a gem of the poet’s…

April 1, 2021

I do, and I can’t stand it. So, friends,I have composed a book for your amusement, for your understanding, a book to tell the truth on those who lied to you, MODERN ART: A Critique in Rhyme Here, examined: the lives of the knuckle-headed artists, their splattered pictures, crooked statues, bumbled books, collapsing buildings, and…

September 15, 2020

A Review of Civilization in Little Songs: You, friend, ascend from many victories.  All who read these words shall know we won, that we through three millennia have won upon the bloody fields of contest; that through rolls of papyrus, through vellum folios, through books stitched in hard-covered paper we won the sharp battle of…

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