The Reading Habits Of Highly Successful People

Some of the world's highest achievers have one thing in common: it isn’t a high IQ, nor is it an incredible lucky streak, but their appreciation for reading. Books were their most profitable investment. by Sandra Wu Two teenage boys found employment at a grocery store in Omaha, Nebraska. The older boy, from a poor…Read more The Reading Habits Of Highly Successful People


Leaked documents and public records reveal a troubling fusion of private security, public law enforcement, and corporate money in the fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline.  read more

Trump’s Solar Border Wall Idea Won’t Work in the Real World

Commentary: Pundits reported Tuesday June 6 that Donald Trump, at an Oval Office meeting of high-level Republican leaders, suggested that his proposed border wall incorporate solar panels, the goal being to sell electrical power as a way of funding the Wall's construction. According to Jonathan Swan at Axios, Trump described to assembled Republican Congressional leaders his image…Read more Trump’s Solar Border Wall Idea Won’t Work in the Real World

No Banker Left Behind – Ry Cooder

  I've posted this in response to Robert Okaji's powerful poem, Political Haibun,   My telephone rang one evening, my buddy called for me Said the bankers are all leavin', you better come round and see It started revelation, they robbed the nation blind, They're all down at the station, no banker left behind.…Read more No Banker Left Behind – Ry Cooder


  She knew she was controlling, wanting to know what was going on, anytime, anywhere.  Now the job was done, her lakeside getaway beckoned. She tidied her desk and ran, with careless abandon. But instead of the car park, she's back in her office. Damn, she thought, back in the loop.

‘A clear case of suicide.’

A police detective I once knew was asked to investigate a 'suspicious death' in a rural province in Ireland. The body lay, face down, in an abandoned building with a large knife driven so hard through his back, it was embedded in the floor. "It's a clear case of suicide," he joked. The Man Who…Read more ‘A clear case of suicide.’


  He hit the ground, running. It was quite a jump from a fast moving train and landing at such pace could've been fatal but he was alive and free at the mouth of the mountain tunnel. He felt relieved. Prematurely, as it happened, he was hit by an oncoming train.