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My Word

Look, I am not a so-called Liberal and I am not a so-called Conservative. Nor am I a so-called Centrist. I repudiate dogma and everyone/anyone who adheres to dogma with their milky, emaciated arms. I rise above. That being said … Alec Baldwin having the callous nerve to assert in an interview “ … I didn’t pull the trigger …” … That’s … erg … Read More My Word

Just Another Voice, Braying Amid the Din

Jesus wept. That’s one of the handful of things I believe to have actually, probably occurred “as written” in the otherwise motley hodgepodge of boring-ass accounts known as “The New Testament”. If Jesus didn’t weep, He damned well should’ve wept. Who would fail to weep, a little, after taking a gander at this fucked-up existence? This world did not spin into being—one infinitesimal offshoot … Read More Just Another Voice, Braying Amid the Din

Fort Knox Has Nothing On Everyday American Product Packaging

Compared to the challenge of opening a plastic package of sliced sandwich meat, I have little doubt that I could waltz up to the fabled Fort Knox, open each steel-reinforced vault with a casual twerk of my ass, load up with gold bars and then pirouette into the sunset with merry visions of obscene lifetime yachting adventures. Forget nukes, caldera volcano explosions, plagues, locusts, … Read More Fort Knox Has Nothing On Everyday American Product Packaging

In Praise of the Overlooked Gem

Oh, even the keenest eye can fail to catch initial sight of such radiant wonders, though they glimmer like earthbound stars amid the muck and mire. I have such a jewel to exalt—a film, in fact. Few praises of mine have been heaped upon contemporary films these days, but I would be remiss to let an encomium to the following work of art go … Read More In Praise of the Overlooked Gem

Possible Brian Laundrie Campsite Found in Kardashian Ass-Crack

Amid a whirlwind weekend that saw ramped-up action in the hunt for Florida will-o-the-wisp, Brian Laundrie, Americans of every stripe have taken to social media outlets, comments sections, and shakily held iPhones to deliver their crucial brain defecations. Even high-government investigative geniuses like ever-youthful & fully moisturized “Dog The Bounty Hunter” have trained their ostensibly immortal powers toward the search. “He was here,” said … Read More Possible Brian Laundrie Campsite Found in Kardashian Ass-Crack

Who Can Say When the Noodle Boils? Only Time …

In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks upon the World Trade Center, amid the emotional upheaval and flat-out shock experienced by United States citizens from all walks of life, one song in particular—from a rather unexpected source—seemed to give the nation’s grief-stricken an inordinate amount of solace. No, it wasn’t anything overtly patriotic or jingoistic. The tune had not a whiff of … Read More Who Can Say When the Noodle Boils? Only Time …

Patience Is a Summertime Vice Disguised as a Virtue

I have always heard that, as one “matures”, the desire to surround one’s body with heat and to establish one’s residence in warmer climes is virtually a given. If this is true, then I am even more of an oddball than previously understood, with new examples and manifestations of my weirdness being discovered almost every day. I don’t want your damned heat. I want … Read More Patience Is a Summertime Vice Disguised as a Virtue

Grab a Bowl of Boo and Taste the Friggin’ Nostalgia

Jonathan Kieran presents CLASSIC KID-KIBBLE from YESTERYEAR  TODAY’S DUBIOUS HONOREE: BOO BERRY CRUNCH CEREAL (General Mills) Wimpy Casper’s dangerous “gangster” uncle pushing sugar-highs by the box? Probably. RUDIMENTARY ANALYSIS: As one of a trilogy of “monster-themed” cereals introduced by General Mills in the mid-1970s (along with Frankenberry and Count Chocula) Boo Berry Crunch was touted by its makers as “the first cereal to ever taste like blueberries.” I have some good friends who operate … Read More Grab a Bowl of Boo and Taste the Friggin’ Nostalgia

Something Wanted To Be Born

Apparently. In the midst of working daily for months on three separate literary projects at once—each of a different type, each “approached” in a different way, yet attended-to simultaneously—a fourth creation reared its impertinent head out of the very ether. Sudden. Unexpected. Unimagined, frankly. Human subconsciousness is a both a curse and a glorious gift. In this instance, it is a gift, for me. … Read More Something Wanted To Be Born

A Soupçon of an Update?

A whiff? A vague undertone? A telling but ultimately enigmatic glimpse of the otherwise intangible? Yeah, probably that last one. Quoi qu’il en soit, there won’t be a great deal “occurring” on the Official Jonathan Kieran site for the foreseeable future, but the reasons for any dearth of breathlessly riveting information and addictive content are good and worthy ones, I assure. Two major book … Read More A Soupçon of an Update?

Life-Changing Egypt: 10 Questions with a Master Tour Guide!

In my last blog entry I took a few moments to introduce readers to Essam Ali Mahmoud, a gentleman who is one of today’s most gifted professionals when it comes guiding visitors through the myriad wonders of ancient and modern Egypt, whether you’re on a luxury couples vacation or a personal odyssey. Essam’s company, Explore Egypt with Essam, is one of the finest and … Read More Life-Changing Egypt: 10 Questions with a Master Tour Guide!

Ease into the Adventure of your Lifetime and Explore Egypt with Essam …

As an intrepid and almost swashbuckling wanderer, adventurer, and explorer of many years, many nations, and many memories, I can tell you that no excursion could offer you more history, luxury, or pure jaw-dropping glory than a visit to Egypt. Yes. It’s greater than Rome. Greece. The Grand Canyon. The Great Barrier Reef. The Great Wall of China. Name the amazing place and, I … Read More Ease into the Adventure of your Lifetime and Explore Egypt with Essam …