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Another Soul-work Comes to Full Fruition …

The moment draws nearer at long last. A new album will be released across all international streaming and sales outlets (Spotify, Amazon, YouTube, Pandora, Deezer, etc., etc.) on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Thirteen original songs written, arranged, and performed by singer-songwriter Jonathan Kieran. JERICHO—a harrowing sonic journey through desolation, discovery, and redemption. Produced by Jonathan Kieran for Treehouse Ladder Music in association with Every … Read More Another Soul-work Comes to Full Fruition …

Revisiting the Work: Wistwood

SYNOPSIS: One tormented guy looking for a fresh start. One charming little town hungry for his pain. Wistwood. If you can get there … it already owns you. Seeking redemption, troubled writer Brask Adams heads into the wild majesty of Big Sur, California, hoping the lost town of Wistwood will offer him a fresh start at life.  But Wistwood has a way of attracting … Read More Revisiting the Work: Wistwood

Revisiting the Work: Confessions from the Comments Section

Original Book Synopsis: Internet comments sections are the Roman coliseums of the Information Age, filled with noisy spectators desperate to be heard and slobbering to be satisfied. They may try to blend-in with the crowd by employing fake usernames, but we all know what kind of people they REALLY are, once they start to trumpet their relentless opinions!  Without regard for others, folks like … Read More Revisiting the Work: Confessions from the Comments Section

Lovably Bad Kids’ TV On-The-Cheap: Mr. Dressup

TODAY’S DUBIOUS HONOREE: MR. DRESSUP (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 1967-1996) GUILTY OF VEHICULAR FANSLAUGHTER: Ernie Coombs (Canada’s answer to Mr. Rogers … only a lot more caffeinated and likely to bounce off the cardboard walls) RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: Nothing touches the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for producing tatty but creative kids’ shows that were built to last and rife with mangy-looking puppets suffering from Borderline Personality … Read More Lovably Bad Kids’ TV On-The-Cheap: Mr. Dressup

New Profile Goes “Live” at Shepherd

A few weeks ago I noted that I had been invited by the team at SHEPHERD.COM to create a list of favorite books related in some way to my own work. Shepherd is an exciting new site that draws upon authors’ personal biographies and influences to create interrelated lists of every conceivable literary genre, making it both easy and interesting for avid book-lovers to … Read More New Profile Goes “Live” at Shepherd

In the name of all that is sacred …

… would the teeming, festering ranks of both the apparently overeducated elite and the slightly more excusable hoi polloi STOP using the term “empathy” like so many obsessive, automated Monkey-See-Monkey-Do androids when, in fact, the contents and contexts of their verbal execrations clearly indicate that they should employ the term “sympathy” instead? To feel “empathy” for another human being means that you—yourself!—have experienced and … Read More In the name of all that is sacred …

Revisiting the Work: Rowan Blaize and the Hand of Djin Rummy

Official Book Teaser: Twenty years have passed since Rowan Blaize faced his greatest magical foe, but the ancient warlock is still on-the-run with his mortal foundling, Miranda. What better place to lay low than the charming seaside town of St. Augustine, Florida? The Ancient City, however, is already home to voyeuristic ghosts, cocktail-loving vampires, werewolf comedians, and three highly eccentric witches!  Rowan’s monster-mash celebration … Read More Revisiting the Work: Rowan Blaize and the Hand of Djin Rummy

Let Shepherd Do What a Shepherd Must Do

Have a gander at this new and growing site dedicated specifically to guiding avid readers toward books ideally suited to their tastes. The concept of SHEPHERD is intriguing and appears rife with possibilities for those enamored of the written word, whatever the genre. I have contributed my own list to the up-and-coming Shepherd.com colloquium and will ring a bell or employ some other suitably … Read More Let Shepherd Do What a Shepherd Must Do

Revisiting the Work: Rowan Blaize

Official Teaser Summary: Ravaged by the fury of a terrifying storm, an ancient sorcerer falls from the sky and crashes into a farm upon the English countryside. Powerless but determined, the wily Rowan Blaize must make his way to London and seek the help of his eccentric Aunt Ariadne, unaware that supernatural perils lurk around every corner. Even more daunting is the ultimate war … Read More Revisiting the Work: Rowan Blaize

Sans Aucun Doute, Le Chateau—C’est Parfait

All hail the labyrinthine wonder that is online access. Though the internets seem to swirl ever-nearer the Abysmal Vortex in terms of their usefulness to the general upkeep of the human intellect, that’s entirely the fault of the humans. Wonders of all sorts may still be encountered by the intrepid wanderer, and the information highway certainly lives up to its name in every sense … Read More Sans Aucun Doute, Le Chateau—C’est Parfait

Will “Teacup Yorkie” Replace the Beloved “Cleveland Steamer”?

Experts are dumping all sorts of prognostications into the mix and stirring quite a pot of confusion about this gripping question. Seasoned linguists from elite academic backgrounds currently find themselves in a pinch regarding the matter. Journalists of repute from every daily paper are rushing to seek the best answers that might drop under cultural pressure from the man, woman, and xzdyizobitwyk on the … Read More Will “Teacup Yorkie” Replace the Beloved “Cleveland Steamer”?

Who Could Have Possibly Foreseen an Ashley Judd Essay at this Juncture?

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ashley-judd-pens-essay-1st-mothers-day-without-naomi-judd-165807838.html Mark my words: at Naomi Judd’s open-casket globally broadcast funeral there will be 12 Geese-a-laying, a minor cartel hit, medieval mummers identifying as Post-Structuralist origami artists, dill pickles, Norwegian sailors debating how to best bake a capybara, half a tennis ball, three county-approved tickle fights, the widow of a legless flamenco legend, a mysterious postcard, the extra box of wigs from that storage … Read More Who Could Have Possibly Foreseen an Ashley Judd Essay at this Juncture?