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check out bleeding heart liberal petitions on facebook

I HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE ti­tled Bleeding Heart Lib­eral Pe­ti­tions. Most days, I re­ceive a slew of emails with pe­ti­tions for var­ious causes such as saving an en­dan­gered species, urging my rep­re­sen­ta­tives in state and fed­eral gov­ern­ment to vote for or against a par­tic­ular bill, protest an in­jus­tice, etc. I read them all, sign most of them, and add a few to the Face­book page. [Continue reading]

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if you’re not a psychonaut, then what are you?

THIS ARTICLE STARTED AS A JOKE‚ but will serve as a brief in­tro­duc­tion to psy­cho­nau­tics for the non-experienced. I use the word “ex­pe­ri­enced” here in its Hen­drixian meaning—meaning, I am re­fer­ring to the Jimi Hen­drix Ex­pe­ri­ence’s recording of “Are You Ex­pe­ri­enced?” from their 1967 album of the same title.

The singer asks the person in the song—along with the lis­tener of the recording—this ques­tion: “Are you ex­pe­ri­enced? [Continue reading]

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a look at 101 swinging chicks of the swinging ’60s

AT CHRISTMAS A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO, I met my sister’s boyfriend, who was two gen­er­a­tions younger than I. Not un­der­standing what his tastes in any­thing were ex­cept that he liked good-looking women, my present to him was a book, Swingin’ Chicks Of The ’60s. It’s a col­lec­tion of photos and bi­ographies of 101 women fa­mous for their beauty decades ago. [Continue reading]

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in advance of lew shiner’s “outside the gates of eden”

ONCE AN ALIENATED, overly cre­ative teenage misfit, Lew Shiner has been a crit­i­cally suc­cessful writer for more than thirty years. His novel Glimpses won the World Fan­tasy Award in 1994 for Best Novel. He has also been one of my fa­vorite writers since I was turned on to his novels twenty-some years ago.  [Continue reading]