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A Natural History of Sexual Harassment: Darwin to Lauer

Well, good heavens! It seems every morning we’re waking up now to news of another masculine celebrity accused and smacked down careerwise for, you guessed it, “sexual harassment.” Yes siree. Ailes, O’Reilly, Weinstein, Spacey, Rose, Louis C. K., Franken, Conyers, Seagal, Hoffman, Halperin, Keillor, Stone, Affleck, Lauer, James Levine, even old daddy H.W. Bush—and all […]

Kitsch, Decadence and the Why of Donald Trump

The artistic concept of “decadence,” as either a movement or a condition, can be traced back at least to the eighteenth century and appears and reappears (think Baudelaire, Oscar Wilde, 1920s Berlin, etc.) moving forward up to the present time. And it would seem, in the broadest sense of that word, that once again we’re […]

Out of the Past

Whenever we see someone caught in a maelstrom, we always look to help. It’s just one of the things we do. And we also always look back in time to see if someone else who faced a similar situation, could give guidance to the embattled of today. So here’s some advice to those facing the […]

HOW SHOULD WE INTERPRET HISTORY?

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– And what will they think of us in the 23rd century?

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To most Americans, it is unsettling to watch historical statues toppled and the names of our forefathers besmirched. We […]

The JFK Assassination, the Final Chapter

President The Donald Himself has ordered release of the files that the Government has on the Assassination of JFK. Files, that have been kept secret all these years . Of course we got a peek inside first and here are some fascinating things from those secret JFK Assassination files.

Lee Harvey Oswald was the illegitimate […]

The Extinction of the 21st Century Optimist

For a good many years now, I’ve seen myself as someone nurturing hope personally and optimism generally. Pessimism, to me, just seemed to be a dog that wouldn’t hunt, an inaccurate reflection of all reality, and not a prescription for a satisfying life. When things went awry, one could always—like Annie’s classic song “Tomorrow” expresses—look […]

WHAT THE ATTACKS ON OUR MONUMENTS TRULY MEANS

BRYCE ON POLITICS

– It’s certainly not about history.

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The attacks on our national monuments have less to do with history and social consciousness, and more to do with control over today’s political climate. […]

Even Cowboys Battle Zombies

A Review of Dead Men Don’t Ride by L. Glen Enloe (Outlaws Publishing LLC 2017)

 

Following many years of writing and publishing literary free verse, and garnering a number of awards for that work, L. Glen Enloe became increasingly drawn to the history, lore and legend of the American Wild West and began honing […]

Johnny B Goode

Johnny B Goode

Everywhere I went today, people were talking about Chuck Berry. In the church parking lot, at the little Mexican restaurant my mom and I go to breakfast, at my songwriters’ meeting, at the gym and later in the evening at dinner. Everybody had a story, something they had heard about […]

POLITICAL BOOK CLUBS

BRYCE ON HISTORY

– A tremendous way to learn American history.

Recently I wrote a column on citizenship where I mentioned American History is being taught in our schools rather superficially. From this, I received e-mails asking how people can become more proactive in terms of learning history outside of school. To this […]