Saturday, January 26, 2008


Okay, so I don't listen to Fox Radio and don't have cable. But
here's what I have picked up recently on John Gibson's
recent mockery of Heath Ledger's death and Gibson's
comments on "Brokeback Mountain."

Check that out and this one too:,2933,180499,00.html

What gets me is that mixed in with his homophobic bullshit
Gibson says this (from the site of the second link):

"I said, 'Hey, I know people who are gay and I have nothing
against them . . .'"

Well, the bad news is this: yahoos like this are on the air, and,
as corporate flunkies, spreading their hate propaganda.

But here's the good news: the homophobes feel obliged to
pretend they're not anti-gay. An age old prejudice is facing
defeat, and it's getting scared to show its face. It may still
be a long road, but I suspect that by the power of Christ the
days of this bullshit are numbered.

Monday, January 21, 2008


God damn. I write soooo slow. Like, everything is sloooow motion. I do everything
that way. I am a good writer. In fact, a VERY good writer. But a very sloooow writer.

Fucking dam.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


at my site, (go to the "read my work" button).

No, you didn't miss an earlier chapter. I have not posted the first one.
I just thought I'd post a teaser. Chapter two, as it happens, stands well on
its own. Hope to publish the whole thing some day.

If you like smart-mouthed lesbian PIs and women in leather flying suits
you might want to check it out.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


On this day in 1919 Rosa Luxemburg, a leading figure of the radical Left in the early 20th century, was brutally murdered, along with Karl Liebknecht, by a Right Wing goon squad in Berlin.

She was hated for being the following things: a socialist, a Jew, a woman, a Pole, and a physically handicapped person. But more than anything else, she was hated because she was a socialist and would not compromise on her insights into the capitalist-militarist forces that eventually seized power in the form of Hitler some 14 years later.

These same forces, though they do not wear a swastika, are very much alive in the ruling classes today.

Had there been more people like Rosa Luxemburg there would have been a successful revolution in Germany in 1918/19, unlike the seriously compromised one that did occur. There would have been no Hitler in power, no World War Two, and no holocaust. It is even possible that the influence of a socialist Germany would have turned the USSR from the path of phoney communism and tyranny to that of genuine socialist democracy.

It is not hard to find material on Rosa Luxemburg in any well stocked library. But she remains, in North America at least, completely shut out of mass media representation. The possibilities and the hopes she represents are fatal to the politically correct cynicism and despair fostered by capitalism.

The exclusion of the spirit of Rosa Luxemburg is quite deliberate. But this exclusion shall be broken. Rosa Lives.


The following I am posting here from Wendell Ricketts to promote submissions to an anthology
that looks like it will be very interesting.

"I'm the editor of the successful anthology, *Everything I Have is Blue: Short Fiction by Working-Class Men about More-or-Less Gay Life* (Suspect Thoughts Press, 2005; http://everythingih aveisblue. com/ ).I'm writing to solicit contributions to an online writing project, 'Still Blue: More Writing from Working-Class Queers."*Everything I Have Is Blue* was always intended to be more than a book. It was intended to be an opportunity to use creative writing to build connections among working-class queers across race, gender, and region."Still Blue: More Writing from Working-Class Queers" is an online writing project that showcases our imaginative writing: short fiction, life writing, memoir, poems, work that doesn't fit the categories. If it illuminates our realities, our struggles, our resistance to assimilation and mental gentrification, and if it's well written, I'll consider it respectfully. (Submissions of previously published work, as long as you hold the copyright, are also welcome.) Please *do not* send erotica, as I cannot use it.Writers of any and all genders are welcome!Send your writing to me as a email attachment formatted in Word. Include a biography. Send to: editor (at) everythingihaveisbl ue dot com. If your server doesn't like that address, try me at wendell.ricketts at gmail."Still Blue" is an ongoing project and there is no deadline. Work that's selected will appear on the "Still Blue" page: http://www.everythi ngihaveisblue. com/still. html. There, you can also read The first two "Still Blue" stories, "The Werewolf" by Donal Mosher and "Day by Day" by Allen Conkle.Many thanks!Wendell Ricketts"

Saturday, January 12, 2008


"Some call you the elite; I call you my base."
George W. Bush, speaking to an audience of rich people.

What is truly appalling is that that comment did not get Bush into
a lot of trouble. No trouble at all, as far as I know. Wake up, people! There
is a ruling class, and they're screwing us.

The ruling class can be defeated soundly. And they shall be.


Saw this movie recently. Not bad, but probably not a flick
I'd want to watch again.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Having increasingly become a fan of Japanese movies in the last few years, including anime, I can recommend TEKKONKINKREET, which I just watched recently. More info here:

A good flick. However, My all-time anime favourite remains GHOST IN THE SHELL PART II: INNOCENCE. Just a damned beautiful and intelligent film. And since my writing (including my erotic writing) is frequently in a sci-fi context, I appreciate the aesthetic inspiration. This film doesn't turn me on (very few films do) but it is very beautiful.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


I just posted a story of mine at my site: "Surprise in the Sky: A Stewardess Story from the Golden Age of Air Travel."

(In which a stewardess during the early sixties dons a supremely tight bodyshaper for the sake of beauty and a delicious sense of self-control. But an unusual in-flight accident makes short shrift of that...)