Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Ancient Rain

Read Bob Kaufman's book THE ANCIENT RAIN:
"The Ancient Rain falls from a distant secret sky.
The Ancient Rain is falling all over America now."
A very interesting poet who "took a ten-year 
Buddhist vow of silence, prompted by the
assassination of President Kennedy."

Monday, April 27, 2015

5 Novels Tigers

Rustle took two different pictures of the tiger at the
Merry Go Round museum in Ohio. We chose the second
image, below for the final cover. 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 26, 1968

RFK at Indiana University Medical School, April 26, 1968

“No program to improve the nation’s health will be effective unless we understand the conditions of injustice which underlie disease.”

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 24, 1968

RFK at Indiana University, April 24, 1968:

“America was a great force in the world, with immense prestige, long before we became a great military power. That power has come to us and we cannot renounce it, but neither can we afford to forget that the real constructive force in the world comes not from bombs, but from imaginative ideas, warm sympathies, and a generous spirit. Those are qualities that cannot be manufactured by specialists in public relations. They are the natural qualities of a people pursuing decency and human dignity in its own undertakings without arrogance or hostility or delusions of superiority towards others; a people whose ideals for others are firmly rooted in the realities of the society we have built for ourselves.”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

box of 5 NOVELS

A box of 5 NOVELS
on our doorstep

Friday, April 17, 2015

April 17, 1968

RFK in Portland, Oregon, April 17, 1968

“To many of our traditional allies and neutral friends, 
we behaved as a Superpower ignoring our own historical 
commitment to a ‘decent respect for the opinions of 
mankind.’ The toughest guy in town can appoint 
himself sheriff and if he has enough ammunition 
he may keep himself sheriff and if he has enough 
ammunition he may keep the office for a long time, 
but his control will depend upon fear—and fear is 
not acceptable to us or the world as the basis of law 
and order. Our great strength—moral, political, 
economic, and military—must be used to seek peace 
with justice, to secure peace without fear.”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Step right up, step right up!
On Saturday, June 6 at 4 in the afternoon,
there will be the first ROOSEVELT reading
at Village Books in downtown Fairhaven.
It will be an all-ages event, featuring a
slide show of Fred Sodt's illustrations
and who knows what else.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


I wrote my first novel in college and since then
I've been writing at least one or two a year.
GOOD DEED RAIN was created to bring
these books to life, rather than have manuscripts
sit in cardboard boxes until who knows when.
I've been waiting to share them with you for
a long time. 5 NOVELS, originally written
2000-2005, is my first multiple collection
of novels since OHIO TRIO.
I hope you enjoy this new book. I do consider
these novels to all flow together. You can't help
but see the connections between them, and
most of all I hope this leaves you excited to see
what GOOD DEED RAIN has in store for you

April 5, 1968

RFK in Cleveland, Ohio:

"We must admit the vanity of our false distinctions
among men and learn to find our own advancement
in the search for advancement of others. We must
admit in ourselves that our own children's future
cannot be built on the misfortune of others.
We must recognize that this short life can neither
be ennobled or enriched by hatred or revenge."

April 4, 1968

RFK in Indianapolis, announcing the murder of MLK:

"What we need in the United States is not division;
what we need in the United States is not hatred;
what we need in the United States is not violence
or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and
compassion toward one another"

Saturday, April 4, 2015


I just got the proof copy of my new book
5 NOVELS. It looks great!

"This book is a compilation of five novels 
written 2000-2005: Jackson Ferocious, Harmonica, 
Velocipede, Rose Petal Lantern and Copper Kettle. 
The characters include a circus giant, clockwork 
animals, shapeshifters, detectives, movie stars and 
time travelers in a land that shifts from Aztlan to 
America, past, present and future. Another 
adventure in reading from Good Deed Rain."
It will be available for order from
very shortly. 330 pages for only 15 dollars.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April 1, 1968

RFK in NYC, still campaigning, speaking
in response to Johnson dropping reelection bid:

"Despite all the discord and dispirit, despite all
the extremists and their actions, there remains,
in this country today, an enormous reservoir of
hope and goodwill. Americans want to move
forward; they want to better their communities,
to make this country not only more livable for
all Americans but a shining example for all
the world."

Robert F. Kennedy's spirit has been floating about
in the new book I'm currently writing.