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Eleven year old Jeff Greenaway is in love and on the loose in Manhattan circa 1962.
This book will crack you up.
For adults.

Sheer antic delight” — Remsen Pilchard

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Duty

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Zeitgeist Failure

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Join Up!

     Meet the new third party in national politics: Reality.
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Male Energies

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The AFTA Act of 2012

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Pure Americana

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That Old Martial Spirit

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Salutes to the Homeys

     Blogger Pater Tenebrarum of Acting Man put it nicely today: Since Mario Draghi “bought” European bankers and politicos a summer vacation by promising to pull out all the stops to save the Euro, this blog will take a

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What the Summer Breeze Said

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The Rising

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The Drowning Pool

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Hostage Racket

     Not to put too fine a point on it, but didn’t that cunning rogue Chief Justice John Roberts pour a jug of Karo syrup into the gas tank of America’s twelve trillion cylinder engine? Or, put another way

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Rocky Mountain High

     The techno-narcissism flowed like a melted Slurpee this torrid weekend at the annual Aspen Environment Forum where scores of scientists, media figures, authors, professors, and policy wonks convened to settle the world’s hash – at least in theory.

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Hazardous Games

     The story-line behind the convulsions shaking the money centers of the world is such a hopeless labyrinth of mathematical metaphysics because abstraction unto infinity is the last refuge of those seeking to evade reality. This is why individual …
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Cloacal Finance

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Ponzi’s End

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Dancing Shoes

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1, 2, 3, Puke

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Elegy

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