New chapter inserted into our novel Confrontation … 3.Benjamin   Lieutenant Benjamin takes command of the aircraft carrier. It is a negligible event and things move on with the activities of the ship as it leads the American fleet against the Chinese navy. Benjamin stands behind the crew-member steering the carrier for a few minutes. […]


Confrontation I’m happy to announce the completion of my novel Confrontation. Currently looking for test readers to give feedback. Please email me at if you want a PDF of the novel sent to you. Thanks. John

Merry Christmas

Merry Chrismas From Genna Dad made me wear this ridiculous Santa cap. But then, I got a treat at the pet store for putting it on and letting them take my picture. Besides, this is a lot better than racing around a track down in Alabama. Merry Christmas to everyone, especially all the rescued and […]

Number of Narratives

The Deep Swamp State (Below the FBI Building in DC) – Diorama by John Fraim  American Political Narratives Number of Narratives John Fraim “Sometimes we move towards the true answer by defining life into a number of things rather than defining life into things.” (Ancient Proverb)   We look so intently for things in our Western […]

The Clash of Narratives

Jim’s TeaHouse – Where No Narratives Clash A thesis can be put forward that political narratives have a relationship to the degree of division or unity in the nation. Perhaps the best indicator of America’s division/unity temperature is represented by the historic statistics from Presidential elections showing popular and electoral votes. The charts go back […]

Pseudo-Events & Polical Narratives

“We don’t quite know what reality is, anymore. And, more worryingly, we don’t seem much to care.” Daniel Boorstin In the early 60s, the American scholar Daniel Boorstin wrote a book about the effects of media publicity and advertising on political and social practices in the United States in of the 1950s. The title of […]