Early Morning at O’Hare

We had traveled all night from LA on our way back from Sonoma and arrived at O’Hare at 5:00 am for a final layover before the final leg of our flight to Columbus. I had not gotten any sleep and could hardly hold my eyes open. Sitting at a table by a window looking out […]

Boots McKenzie

A FEW NOTES A little background on the following short story might be in orderl. Although I hate stepping into intros like this to short stories. They seem like apologies in some way. The story was written around 2013 when I was living in Palm Desert, California and was a member of the Palm Desert […]

Imports by State

An interesting chart from one of my favorite sites … Visual Capitalist. Showing imports by state in America. This is certainly not something to be proud of. In fact, it is a good indicator of weakness under the general theory that the more a county or state has to import products to sustain it the weaker […]

Return to Santa Rosa

John Fraim A return to Santa Rosa, California. Where I lived for a number of years. You live in many places in life but just one of them truly feels like home when all is said and done.  It’s a hot August all over the nation. I’ve rented a home for a week for the […]

Before the Big Bang

The Origin of the Universe and What Lies Beyond (2022) Laura Mersini-Houghton John Fraim / Review 8/9/22 at 9:17 pm est __________________________________________________ Part One I was a funny kid in my reading habits. When my other sixth grade classmates were dutifully following the assigned reading topics. And I was reading a little paperback magazine called […]

To Those Who Show Us Things …

Even the greatest artists can never claim one hundred percent of his creations. Always, if it is great art and not just the visions of one person, our greatest art is a collective endeavor. In effect, the product of a particular media ecology or communication system. To believe an artist works created just by a […]


May America Too Meet Its Better Self! (Editor’s Note: Another post from my friend Rick Sowash, one of America’s great composers. See info on Rick at bottom. Subscribe to his wonderful weekly post that the below comes from.) In 1935 America seemed about to collapse.  The Great Depression lay heavily upon the land and it […]


John Fraim Everything is in “transition” these days with nothing standing still. The world is in transition. The US economy is in a transition. People are in transition. Society is in transition after the pandemic. Will this transition stop? Or is it one of those words we need to cling on to these days when […]