At the Broad

My wife grabs my ear and twists as she says, “This isn’t The Broad.” “It sure is,” I counter.  “Been The Broad as long as it’s been here at LACMA.” “Now it’s just a bunch of initials beginning with B.  The real Broad’s downtown on Grand Avenue a couple of blocks from the Museum of…

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Dirty

Kevon Looney of the Golden State Warriors is a dirty basketball player. Last night he intentionally elbowed Anthony Davis of the Lakers in the head but nervous referees swallowed their whistles. In the preceding playoff series, against the Sacramento Kings, Looney did the same to Domantus Sabonis – on a jump ball. Referees didn’t respond…

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Feud at LACMA

“Ladies, stop it,” I shout. “Shut up,” says the one to the left in a sleek black and gray striped dress baring arms, shoulders, and back. “You’re young and beautiful,” I say.  “Why are you doing this?” “You’re a fool to ask,” says the lady on the right attired in a black and gray polka-dotted…

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Disposable Bodies

Where are my sisters and comrades?  Where is the beautiful lady without head or legs below her thighs who instead offers a torso nude and smooth red curving into a svelte waist clinched by a lovely but lethal belt of black?  Where is her aesthetic soulmate naked and sensually blue save for elegant feathers and…

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Byline: Ex-Slave Gordon

You’ve seen me.  You’ve seen me many times and would like to forget.  But you can’t.  I won’t let you.  More importantly, the people who did this wanted everyone to remember I belonged to them and when I escaped they and their bloodhounds chased me several days through mosquito-filled swamps and forests and dragged me…

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Tales of Romance is Published Today

We revised Tales of Romance and added a new cover and published it today. The four chapters are Dating, Issues, Swingers, and Breakups. INTRODUCTION I recently wrote a series of columns and very short stories about a variety of subjects but noticed I had a preponderance, about fifty, that concerned romance, and that they fit…

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First Review of Autobiography of George Thomas Clark

Attorney Douglas Nareau has written the first review of Autobiography of George Thomas Clark and posted it on Facebook. “I just finished the Autobiography of George Thomas Clark. As some of you know, Tom is a lifetime friend, and I may be a little biased but I couldn’t put the book down and read it…

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Autobiography of George Thomas Clark

Autobiography of George Thomas Clark has just been published. In lucid prose George Thomas Clark recalls the challenges of growing up in a family beset by divorce, depression, and alcoholism, and the compensatory joys of playing basketball and other sports. Though academically promising, Clark loses discipline as his drinking and substance abuse worsen and he…

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Bill Russell, the Ultimate Champion, Dies at Age 88

The greatest winner in the history of any sport anywhere, Bill Russell, passed away this morning. His Boston Celtics won 11 championships in 13 years, and at USF his team won 60 straight games and two national titles. But Russell’s greatest legacy is his lifelong commitment to civil rights. Any discussion about champions begins with…

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Putin’s Grand Strategy – 16

The Americans are eternal enemies striving to surround my cold and tattered but still great Russian Empire. Their latest lies can be read in a thousand places. Here I will simply cite a few of the most outrageous accusations from a recent Associated Press article. Instead of thanking me for pulling my troops back from…

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Heavy Load – 15

A phone rings on the desk in his Kremlin office and he answers and says, “Hello, sweetheart.” “Have you seen that interview?” she asks. “Which one?” “The one from Ukraine.” “You’re not supposed to watch foreign propaganda.” “You need to see it.” He exhales hard and asks, “Why?” “Because I can feel it’s true.” “I…

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Putin’s Grand Plan – 14

Backed by a huge wall map, Vladimir Putin stands before a few trusted generals and advisors, and states, “We must regard my following strategic statements as top secret and essential to our survival.” They look attentively at their leader. “Once we’ve captured all enemy territory on the Black Sea, we will subjugate Moldova and let…

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Rally in Moscow – 13

The factory director tells us we won’t be working any more today because we have a special surprise. We’re going to our beautiful national stadium to hear a speech by the great Vladimir Putin who’s been our powerful president since before I could walk. A few people say they don’t want to go and that’s…

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When Sergey Lavrov Awakens – 12

Vladimir, we’ve got to do something. That little bastard’s killing us. Maybe we’ll get him someday. I hope so. Meanwhile he’s arousing tears and standing ovations in legislative bodies and living rooms around the world. Did you see his speech to Congress? He says Russians are against human values and Ukrainian dreams, the same dreams…

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Putin’s Terms – 11

Don’t swallow the lie that I wanted all of Ukraine and am only limiting my goals since the enemy’s proving tougher and more skillful than expected and our troops are fighting with less skill and élan than I demanded and international sanctions continue to bleed our economy and force us to default on foreign debt…

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Tchaikovsky Protests – 10

Oh surely you realize that a man of my sensibilities and intimate tastes could never support a beast like Vladimir Putin and his henchmen, and I’m in accord with sanctions against oligarchical money as well as Russian gas and oil and even ethnic restaurants and bars in other lands. Starve the tyrant’s war machine and…

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Klitschko to Russia – 9

(Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko addressed the Russian people in a YouTube video posted on March 11, 2022. Highlights and minor additions follow below.) I’ll tell you in Russian that your unprovoked attack on my country is barbarism based on absolute propaganda and nonsense. You’re arrogant to tell us we’re not a nation and spread…

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