Category Archives: pop culture

Writing podcast – new episode

I do a podcast with Blackjack creator Alex Simmons about writing and related topics. This episode is about finding the time to write even when your schedule is exhausting. I hope this is helpful. https://wp.me/p2yHYd-iE

Posted in # thrillers, #adventure, Book lovers, digital publishing, ebook publishing, fiction, film, independent publishing, pop culture, Pulp fiction, self-publishing, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do the Accusations Against Junot Díaz Negate His Work or Prove the Extent of His Trauma?

Junot Díaz, who, in a recent issue of the New Yorker, wrote openly for the first time about the ongoing effects of his being raped twice when he was eight, has now been reportedly accused by women of sexual aggression. … Continue reading

Posted in America, Book lovers, pop culture, sexual abuse, teaching, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Times They Are A Changing, Again

There is an education going on in America, and the class is mixed. Slouching in the back row are smug political, media, and corporate leaders convinced they already know everything and are in complete control of their world. Too many … Continue reading

Posted in #POTUS, America, education, High school, politics, pop culture, teaching, teenagers, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We discuss the NYT’s “Black Artist, Black Panther”

https://anchor.fm/alex-simmons6/episodes/Tell-The-Damn-Story-UNPLUGGED-Billy-Graham-Art–the-Black-Panther–Pt-1-e1616o

Posted in #reading, America, Black Panther, comics, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, pop culture, super-heroes, writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What are you doing during this snow day? Read!

While I am grateful that those who read this blog come from all over, my information on where the majority live suggests that most will experience some part of today’s serious snow storm. In hopes of helping you through your … Continue reading

Posted in # thrillers, #adventure, #reading, America, Book lovers, digital publishing, ebook publishing, fiction, Free books, independent publishing, politics, pop culture, Pulp fiction, self-publishing, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Indy Publishing in Peril?

Blackjack creator Alex Simmons and I are back with another episode of our podcast TELL THE DAMN STORY. Today we discuss the shifting landscape of marketing Indy books, and how level playing fields seem to be shrinking …. https://anchor.fm/alex-simmons6/episodes/Tell-The-Damn-Story-UNPLUGGED-Is-Indie-Publishing-In-Peril-e1553e

Posted in comics, digital publishing, ebook publishing, fiction, independent publishing, pop culture, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Black Panther Pregaming, Part II

With four days until The Black Panther leaps into theatres, here’s a look at T’Challa’s first appearance, in Fastastic Four numbers 52 and 53, published in July and August, 1966. I was four at that time, so I didn’t experience … Continue reading

Posted in #adventure, America, Black Panther, comics, fiction, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, pop culture, super-heroes, writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment