REBEL: The Last American Novel

Book Review: REBEL: The Last American Novel

Rebel: The Last American Novel; by T.L. Davis; 12 Round Publishing, Montrose, Colo., 275 pages, trade paperback. Life never affords enough comfort or security to youth that they can pass through their nonage without some acquaintance with the sterner side of human existence. For some, that acquaintance can come even in the tenderest of years. But for anyone, even the sheltered and mostly grown, life shows its rougher edges soon enough. And so by our teens we are all awakened to the insensitivities that life can visit upon us. How we respond to that awakening defines our character. “You’re a

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Google Eyes Small Business Needs

This is a bit different, as far as topics go, for this site, but my brainy partner Kit, who operates the online marketing firm Jemully Media, has turned up another good piece on Google and its latest move within the small business sector. This one has application for, well, 95

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New Milestone for this Website

Just noticed from my site metrics that this website should surpass the 25,000 mark for total pageviews – an event that should happen sometime Wednesday, March 27. For a site that is devoted almost exclusively to one individual’s opinions, assertions, rants, jibes, buffooneries, and ramblings, and that’s a lot of

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Glimpse into the Future

Last night, as Kit and I watched an episode of the original Star Trek, we encountered this scene of Doctor McCoy handing Spock what I would have to describe as a computer diskette (as Nurse Chapel, on the left, looks on). We’d been seeing this sort of thing in other

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What Does It Mean to “Take the Lord’s Name in Vain”?

Of all of God’s commandments, the one that—my guess here—gets broken more often, and more unconcernedly or unknowingly, than any other is the Third Commandment. That God-given edict, found in Exodus 20:7, goes as follows: “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the

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Sam Elliott on the set of The Ranch

On the Set with Sam Elliott

Yesterday I received this photo from my longtime friend Robert Guernsey, who is a cameraman on the Netflix sitcom The Ranch. That’s Sam Elliott, star of the series, in the center. Robert is on the right and his first assistant cameraman, Vito De Palma, is on the left. This was taken during the last week of shooting before summer hiatus was to begin (in May). Robert showed Sam a back issue of American Cowboy magazine that I had sent him. The issue (JA99) had Sam as its cover story. Sam wasn’t aware that Robert and I had any connections, but as soon as Robert mentioned to Sam that Jesse Mullins had written the article (I interviewed Sam in Palm Springs – this was many years ago), Sam replied, “I know Jesse. In fact, I’ve seen him two other times since this article was done.” That’s true – I visited with Sam on at the Western Heritage Awards in Oklahoma City on two different occasions. Sam autographed the magazine cover for Robert, and that’s why Robert is displaying it in this shot. Thanks, Robert, for sharing this. Fun stuff.

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