The Shutdown Story the Media is Missing: Crazy Religion Makes for Crazy Politics

The media is talking about the shutdown in mostly secular terms. Big mistake. This is a religion story and to ignore that aspect is like trying to report on the Taliban without mentioning Islam. The media blame the Tea Party and call them crazy. But the media has missed the real story. It's not about the Tea Party's politics, it's about what made the Tea Party's politics so crazy to begin with. This is a religion story to end all religion stories.The reason we don't get the straight story … [Read more...]

Why Do I Feel So Bloody Liberated Self-Publishing

I’m self-publishing my new novel AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  Where's my advance? What will I live on? The New York Times won't review a self-published book! Libraries won't know about it! I'm screwed! This is my funniest, darkest and most spiritually reaffirming book. Have I wasted the 17 years I worked on it? If so, then why am I so happy with my insane plunge into the unknown? Why do I feel so bloody liberated in equal measure with my look-over-a-cliff panic?AND GOD SAID, “BILLY!”  is the close … [Read more...]

My Huffington LIVE Interview About Google/Facebook and Human Trafficking

Facebook and Google are the human trafficking highway. They have allowed their sites to be used for promoting the modern slave trade. Here's my Huff Post LIVE segment on this issue. It's time to shame Google and Facebook into doing more than promising they'll do something.  Please watch. HERE   … [Read more...]

Computers, Children and You

Tech companies are targeting children from birth. Long before children can encounter the silences and subtleties the world offers we are handing them to the tech gods by accepting the message that mediated reality is good for children. Industry opinion on the issue of exposing children to a media/tech "reality" should carry about the same weight as studies by the oil conglomerates “proving” that there’s no such thing as global warming.For now it’s up to parents and grandparents to do what is … [Read more...]


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