Monthly Archives: January 2016

Norman Mailer’s Birthday

Norman Mailer’s Birthday Excerpt from: Writers Almanac He wrote by hand – he usually wrote in the morning and then typed it up in the afternoon, or gave it to an assistant to type. He said: “I used to have … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – Cash, The Poor Man’s Money

  Cashless Society – 1 I bought a shirt here in Sweden last month, and paid cash. “Do people in America still pay for things with cash?” The clerk asked. “I’m the only one left,” I told him. Last man … Continue reading

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Going All In – Part 1

  Not Knowing is the strength of man and beast. What was it Kipling said, wagering everything on just one turn of pitch and toss, and lose, and never talk about the loss. Something like that. Putting it all on … Continue reading

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New Yorker Cover – Feb 1, 2016

So Painfully True  

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Window Watchers – Nepal

Pokara, Nepal

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Dearie – 38

© Bruce Louis Dodson 2016 On The Road   I’d gone a hundred-fifty tranquil, miles by midnight. There were few cars on the highway that late night. I enjoyed the temporary isolation, beyond the reach of outside influence. I mused … Continue reading

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The Revolution – by Sparrow

THE REVOLUTION When I am President, the revolution will come, and we will all be in it, even the rich. Everyone is in a revolution, on one side or the other. The rich fight the poor, and the poor fight … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – 5th Best Country

Excerpt from: The Local. SE Published: 20 Jan 2016 12:31 GMT+01:00 What makes Sweden ‘the world’s fifth best country’? Sweden is viewed as the fifth best country in the world according to a new global survey. But if you’re on … Continue reading

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Dearie – 37

      © Bruce Louis Dodson 2016 Letting go I stopped at Marshall Fields on my way back to Union Station, shopping for a parting gift. One that would last, hold memories of our six weeks together. I decided … Continue reading

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Observing Sweden – Swedes Are Talking

  Excerpt from: The Telegraph.  By  Richare Orange        6:58PM GMT 16 Jan 2016 Suddenly, the Swedes are talking about their refugee problem. The country’s media, politicians and police have stopped shying away from discussing sexual harassment by young refugees. I … Continue reading

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