Category Archives: Poetry and fiction

Sympathy for the underfathered: How the right art will cultivate better lives for our children.

I have good news: The world outside your mind is a a glorious paradise of infinite possibilities. The right kind of art will show you – and your children, and everyone’s children – how to see it that way from … Continue reading

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The persistence of grinding: ‘The Founder’ on Netflix is a fun business movie about family.

I wouldn’t call ‘The Founder’ a benedy. More like a docu-drama – with Dogberry. The business model stuff is excellent, Shark Tank with a plot. The family dynamics is right up my street: Ray Kroc builds an empire while breaking … Continue reading

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The Better Sons-in-Law Society: A skate-parking date movie for the whole family.

The skate-park is Planet Dutch Uncle: Everyone is working out his own father-hunger, and there is no ‘authoritah’ except ongoing, thoroughgoing excellence.Photo by: Rodrigo AmorimHere’s a story for you, a father/daughter teen rom-com: A skate-parking Accidental Dad pushing 30 – … Continue reading

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When Kate became Nora: “Calm down, get married, have kids, cultivate joy.”

A woman’s place is in the home –as CEO of a staff of dozens.What would be Act IV of Kate and Leopold? Act I of A Doll’s House. And when Nora Helmer finally gets everything she’s been shaling for – … Continue reading

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Like Holden Caulfield – the second time as farce: Turning the mirror on Loco Willie.

Looking for the nursery of lifelong sociopathy?You came to the right place.Photo by: Ben Collins-SussmanA Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Willie story You’ve probably never thought of this, but there are regulars at the mall. Lots of them, and lots of different kinds. … Continue reading

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Love and reliability: Marriage takes to the sky.

The Unfallen, a novel of love and indomitability, available at Amazon.com.I may make church later this morning, just so I can laugh at myself. I’m getting ready to deal with the idea of reliability – which is what Driven/Sociable civilization … Continue reading

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Free to a good home: A fun, easy plug-’n’-play best-seller kid-lit franchise.

What your kids need most from their bedtime story is what you bring to it even without the story, but you can bring the right kind of stories to your children even if no one has written them down in … Continue reading

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