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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 3 of Eric D. Goodman’s Travel Essay Series Expectations II Remember what I said about expectations? I was blown away by Point Lomas. But Balboa Park, which I’ve read is one of the largest and most impressive city parks in the world, doesn’t quite live up to my expectations. Don’t get me wrong, it […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

Installment 2 of Eric D. Goodman’s series on Booking it Along the California Coast Shade Hunter A friend and fellow writer moved from Baltimore to Coronado about ten years ago. In the first couple years after his move, he used to send an email every few days with a weather report, just to rub it […]

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Booking it Along the California Coast: A Book Tour / Road Trip Across the Pacific Coast

By Eric D. Goodman Mulholland Coyotes I’m driving along Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles at 3 o’clock in the morning. As my rented little Versa clatters higher and higher up the winding hill, the mist thickens until I can barely see three feet in front of me. The beams of my brights reflect off the […]

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Interview with Lori Jakiela, Author of Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe

Lori Jakiela is the author of the memoirs The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious (C&R Press) and Miss New York Has Everything (Hatchette), and the author of a poetry collection Spot the Terrorist (Turning Point), and a number of limited-edition chapbooks. Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe, her third memoir, is […]

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William Zinsser’s Words Changed Writing

William Zinsser passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at the age of 92. Zinsser was a writer, editor, and teacher. He wrote 19 books, the most well-known being On Writing Well. Zinsser used his love of writing and teaching to create a book that would help others develop the craft. My first lesson from […]

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The Race of Puppets

STATESBORO, GA. — It didn’t take long for idiot Scott Walker to cost himself the presidency. This is little surprise to anybody, considering the Wisconsin Governor goes over in front of a crowd as well as a dribbling wet shit, but the speed at which he alienated the billionaire Koch Brothers, GOP kingmakers extraordinaire, must’ve […]

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New Atticus: Ready to Kick Ample Derriere

MADISON, NJ — Many exciting things are happening at the press and they are a true north departure from business as usual. When I conceived Atticus Books five years ago, I maintained that we would focus on debut novelists whose compelling narratives and memorable main characters channeled the spirit of Harper Lee and Atticus Finch. […]

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Swamp Sickness and The Riddle of Man

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington D.C. was built on a swamp and the result of a public works project the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the glory days of the Egyptian Empire. The city has always been self-conscious of this fact, of the stinging truth that has forever besmirched their name and led to […]

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Of Bombs and Men

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD — Off the coast of Tybee Island, Georgia there’s a nuclear bomb nestled somewhere in the infinite womb of the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a popular topic of discussion among the locals, something to talk about over too-early cocktails in your favorite pirate bar. The story goes that in 1958 a […]

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Hillary Clinton is This Election and This Election is Hillary Clinton

It’s well-documented and well-known that GOP Chair Reince Priebus is among the dumbest and most inept party leaders in the history of politics. The Right admit it freely when they allow Big Oil and Big Gun to wrap their arms around their shoulders and pull them in for close, musk-scented embraces in cloak and board […]

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