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Memoir Magazine: Hard To Get Over Lonely People

The Weeklings: Participation Trophy Politics

The Weeklings: Tiny Crowds, Tiny Hands vs. Huge Crowds, Huge Hearts

The Weeklings: Cheer Up, Trump Haters: It’ll Get Worse!

The Weeklings: The Dems Can’t Win if They Won’t Fight

The Weeklings: Thom Jones, The Pugilist at Rest (in Peace)

The Weeklings: Do Atheists Dream of Electric Sheep?

The Weeklings: Rich Assholes Paying No Taxes is Unpatriotic

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Weeklings:  David Bowie, The Man Who Owned the World

The Weeklings: Bernin for You

The Weeklings: Hard To Get Over Lonely People

PopMatters: Reassessing Black Sabbath’s Unholy Trinity

Elephant Journal: On Loving & Losing Man’s Best Friends

The Weeklings: O’Connor and Coltrane: Saints of American Art

PopMatters: The 25 Best Classic Progressive Rock Albums

PopMatters: Edgar Allan Poe’s 10 Best Stories

The Weeklings: Over/Under the Volcano

Salon: On Losing Faith and Finding Myself

The Weeklings: Punch Drunker: The 50 Greatest Movie Fights of All Time

The Quivering Pen: My First Time

The Next Best Book Blog: Where Writers Write

The Weeklings: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before

The Weeklings: The 50 Greatest Hockey Enforcer Names of All Time

The Weeklings: April 15, 1985: The Fight

The Weeklings: In Defense of Stephen King

The Weeklings: Sorry, Charlie

The Weeklings: What We Talk about When We Talk about Sex (in Fiction)

The Weeklings: The Problem with The Homeless Problem

The Weeklings: The Power of Political Narrative Part One (GOP)

The Weeklings: The Power of Political Narrative Part Two (DEMS) 

Punchnel’s: Mellow My Mind, or A Lesson in Life Imitating Art

Elephant Journal: Sanctuary, A Path Through Grief

PopMatters: We’ve Seen This Movie Before –Making Sense of Philip Seymour Hoffman

PopMatters: Bright Moments Past: On Music and Loss

Punchnel’s: A Spy in the House of Love

CEA Digital Dialogue: The Intersection of Art and Innovation: Looking at the Music and Book Industries 

 

 

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Sean Murphy's NOT TO MENTION A NICE LIFE offers a voice rarely seen -- that whisper of human suffering that comes from an insular heart. It's as if the photo negative suddenly spoke, and claimed to be the real image, the real person behind the living color and magnetism of what we find in our everyday moment-to-moment existence. As Byron moves into and through his "Terrible Thirties," and the dot-com. boom of wild heights and terrifying drops, we move with him... but we also get to watch, and be that cautious eye which only has to watch, and doesn't have to be. Which is both blessing and curse in this romp of Americana, half FIGHT CLUB, half CATCHER IN THE RYE for the middle-aged. Regardless, I'm hooked -- and want to stay that way.

-Jesse Waters, author of Human Resources

May 26, 2015