Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Legend of Springheel Jack

The Legend of Springheel Jack          As John Cleese would say on the old “Monty Python” TV series, “And now for something completely different.”  April 30th, May Eve, is Walpurgis Night.  It’s directly opposite in the calendar from All Hallow’s … Continue reading

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Earnest Prankheimer: The Interview

Earnest Prankheimer:  The Interview    It’s always a shifty operation, interviewing one of your own characters.  And with the Professor, I’m never quite sure when he’s putting me on.  We’re both involved in various projects and pretty busy, but I … Continue reading

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The Phthalate, Great American Male

The Phthalate, Great American Male        This post is dedicated to Derrick Jensen, one of the best and most informative writers on industrial civilization and environmental sciences.  The author of many books, including Listening to the Land:  Conversations About Nature, … Continue reading

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Gun-Crazy America

Gun-Crazy America     Guns have always been a part of America’s mythic heritage, and gun metaphors are found throughout the culture.  In football you have the ‘shotgun’ and ‘pistol’ formations; hell, we even invented the Salad-Shooter.  I grew up in the … Continue reading

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The Right’s Fear & Loathing of Women

The Right’s Fear & Loathing of Women By Earnest Prankheimer     After the Tea Party sweep of Nov. 2010, Republicans won the U.S. House and expanded their control to over twenty states.  Since then a veritable locust plague of anti-women laws … Continue reading

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