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Saving Faith

Click here for Patrick Garry’s Website Because of a misguided medical diagnosis as an orphaned child, Jack Fenian was never adopted. Now, two years after leaving the orphanage, he works as a repossessor for a used card dealer. One night, he enters a bar looking for Ev Sorin, whose car Jack has mistakenly towed. Expecting […]


PreTeena I created PreTeena because I wanted to explore the real differences between the two times in my early life when I was happiest: 5th grade, and 8th. I loved being a 5th grader: school was fun, friends were many, Mom and Dad stayed politely in the background, summer and winter were equally full of […]

Today’s Truesbury

The Progressive Approach to life’s difficulties Click here for "Truesbury" archives and to subscribe to The Right-Wing Riot newsletter. The Right-Wing Riot Going medieval on Doonesbury’s wrinkled Liberal ass since 2014 ************ THAT’S NOT FUNNY! Why is liberal cartoonist Garry Trudeau suddenly lashing out at conservative humorists? Maybe it has something to do with the […]

Review: The Boston Tea Party Opera

I’m not what you would characterize as a typical fan of opera, be it of the buffa or not-so buffa variety. In fact, when a close friend of mine-who also happens to be a classically trained pianist-asked me whether the opera I intended to see today was dell’arte, I had to make a hasty trip […]

Stuck in the Middle with JewsBy the Intifada Singers – To the tune of Stuck in the Middle with You.

Well, I know why I shot rockets tonight Got the feeling I want Israel alight I’m not scared they might explode premature I’m lusting for the virgin allure Hezbollah to left of me, Hamas to the right, Here I am, stuck in the middle with Jews Yes, I’m stuck in the middle with Jews, And […]

Peace Drain

Now I’ve been Osama lately, thinking about the good things he’s done And I believe it must be, miracles have begun Oh I’ve been apostate lately, dreaming about the 12th Imam And I believe it will be, some day he’s going to come Cause right on the edge of Israel, there is a peace drain […]


(Comments and suggestions welcome… Chapters 1-3 posted earlier.) THE FIRE TRAIL, a NovelCopyright Christine Sunderland, 2014 Chapter Four, Zachary Friday morning, around the time that Jessica Thierry was meeting with her advisor on campus, Zachary Aguilar headed for the Fire Trail for a coveted hour of running. He had heard about the murder, but Berkeley […]


An excerpt from Cuernavaca…… Raul took care to park his car several blocks from his destination. Even though darkness had descended on Cuernavaca, he didn’t want to risk curious eyes noticing his visit to this particular address, and his ride was likely the only fire engine red BMW convertible in the city. At least he’d […]

Excerpt from The Man From Empire

Chapter Two continued "You mentioned Second Order Guardian. Explain that." "Well, it’s possible for natural state humans – inoperants — to fulfill a specific list of tested qualifications. Those are First Order Guardians. Even among those who want to be able to defend themselves, most natural state humans don’t bother with all of the requirements […]