Month: February 2020

  • Mikes Likes #3 (Book Reports Feb 2020)

    Occasionally I repost book reports by Michael Barrett who regularly posts film reviews at Popmatters. Two more columns by Barrett will be published in March. Two milestones of midcentury malaise THE (INCREDIBLE) SHRINKING MAN by Richard Matheson(INVASION OF) THE BODY SNATCHERS by Jack Finney(E-Audiobooks checked out of the library!) In keeping with Richard Matheson‘s mission…

  • Robert’s Rapid Remarks (Introduction)

    This week I’m going to start a new series (long overdue): Robert’s Rapid Blogging. I am approaching my 20th blogging anniversary and reflecting on the experience. I like blogging a lot, and there have been times where I’ve blogged often — just not anymore. As writers age, they have higher standards. It’s hard just to…

  • Why I support Elizabeth Warren for President

    I first heard about Elizabeth Warren when she was being interviewed on PBS by Bill Moyers in the early 2004. She was bright and insightful about consumer finances. She had just written a book about the “Two Income Trap” and had all sorts of insights into real estate, jobs and family and consumer debt. I…

  • Macmillan vs. Harris County Library (and every other public library).

    You may have already heard about how libraries really dislike the new pricing model of MacMillan’s publishing company.