The Sinking Swing State?

When I talk with some resignation about “the sinking swing state,” I’m not talking global warming and the flooding of Florida. No, I can’t say I’d be particularly sad if Florida went literally underwater — that state is so weird someone came up with a Twitter page just to chronicle its insanity. Anyway, Florida’s not for me […]

29 January 2014, 6:48 am

I’m With Phil & That HuffPost Piece

No, this is not true.It’s been a while since I posted here, regrettably, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t had the time. BUT there is news…I’m with Phil is complete, we’ve submitted to 30+ film festivals worldwide, and next month we kick off the new year with an official fundraising drive!   Along those lines, a funny thing […]

20 December 2013, 9:16 pm


I’ve been here, I’ve been there. I’ve read some books. I’ve put many more books down. I’ve bought a sketch pad, some graphite pencils, and have picked up drawing as a hobby. I got depressed for a while and found myself unable to do a lot of things. I also got hooked on the BBC […]

14 October 2013, 10:17 am


While I ponder the essay I’m writing, with no end in sight at the moment, I’m led to Franz Wright’s poetry by a friend. I don’t know how much religion is in Wright’s entire ouerve, but the book my wife got out of the library for me was God’s Silence, and religion is certainly implicit in that […]

13 March 2013, 7:05 am


The son of Fayetteville Phil Campbell also attended the I’m with Phil Hoedown of 2011. When I met him he was living in Savannah.   Here is a brief bio of him.   What is your full name? Philip Earl Campbell Jr. Residence: Port Wentworth, GA Age: 46 Profession/job: Delinquent Tax Collector   What are […]

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I thought I had pinned this already. Great book for thumbing through to get a sense of life in the 1880s. The most startling discovery shouldn't be so startling: Nowhere can you find a rapist in this list, perhaps because rape wasn't considered a very important crime back then...but there are a LOT of forgers and sneak thieves.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 11:08 am

Some fine diverting stuff, with short enough descriptions you could use it as toilet reading (not that I do that)...

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 11:05 am

A classic in graphic novels, arguably THE first graphic novel to start the entire modern graphic novel genre. Just bought it from The Strand.

Posted on 16 April 2014 | 11:04 am

Turns out a few of my friends on Facebook are huge fans of Willeford. Will read after I read Blinding. Or maybe before, I dunno.

Posted on 2 April 2014 | 12:12 pm

Just read a London Review of Books review of this. Sounded interesting. Ordered it and am looking forward to reading.

Posted on 2 April 2014 | 12:11 pm

How The Arab World Votes

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:30 am

The West Is Burning Up

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 7:02 am

Thank Uncle Sam For Your iPad

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:34 am

An Ancient Political Curse

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:01 am