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Remembering Doug Draime

    Remembering Doug Draime

I learned the other day through John Bennett’s email list that writer Doug Draime had passed away. He was 72 years old. His wife Carol wrote: Dear John, I am

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Donald O’Donovan’s Night Train Tunnels Through the Belly of the Great American Beast

    Donald O’Donovan’s Night Train Tunnels Through the Belly of the Great American Beast

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Within the first few weeks after I’d moved to Los Angeles, I was sitting outside at a coffee shop on Wilshire and Western, and an

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In the Prophetic Essence of Visionary Courage, John Bennett Challenges & Incites with the Birth of Road Rage

    In the Prophetic Essence of Visionary Courage, John Bennett Challenges & Incites with the Birth of Road Rage

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles One of my favorite things to do these days is make a strong cup of coffee and read John Bennett’s The Birth of Road Rage. I’ll never

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Expressionless In Front of the Cathode-Ray Tube, Rather Than In A Rapt Audience

    Expressionless In Front of the Cathode-Ray Tube, Rather Than In A Rapt Audience

I’m not above splashing long Kurt Vonnegut passages on this blog when I see fit.I started reading Timequake on a whim. Like so many other fans of Vonnegut’s work, I could read

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Where Is Our Whizbang Miracle?

    Where Is Our Whizbang Miracle?

I’ve been reading Vonnegut’s Timequake, and a few passages have intrigued me. Vonnegut reminisces about his favorite plays (that passage

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Do You Think They Show Every Newly Elected President the Zapruder Film?

    Do You Think They Show Every Newly Elected President the Zapruder Film?

Comedian Bill Hicks pondered on stage often about John F Kennedy’s assassination. “Do you think they show every subsequent president

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Book Review: Children of the Sun & Earth by John Bennett

    Book Review: Children of the Sun & Earth by John Bennett

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE (to find this and other John Bennett novels, visit Hcolom Press) In John Bennett’s novel, Children of

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In the Middle of Nowhere but Not Lost: Eric Chaet’s ‘People I Met Hitchhiking On USA Highways’ Works To Change the Odds

    In the Middle of Nowhere but Not Lost: Eric Chaet’s ‘People I Met Hitchhiking On USA Highways’ Works To Change the Odds

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles I remember the first time I was truly alone. Years ago, far from home and

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The United States of Air: A Review

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE (editor’s note: I wrote this review at Amazon, and what was supposed to be a quick blurb

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Satyagraha

ERIC CHAET Gandhi dressed as satyagrahi, 1913. Periodically, I write in praise of satyagraha, firmness for the truth, non-violent action. It was the means Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi employed to overthrow

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