Christmas Day

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.  This was the first registration when Quirinius was...

2018 Crime Fiction, Booze and Music

A Christmas roundup of crime fiction, booze and music. BOOKS.  A little late for Christmas, but why give them away?  Read them yourself. From The...

More SiriusXM: Flynn, Cohen and Manafort

  A great deal happened last week in the world of Special Counsel Mueller, including the outcomes afforded three different defendants: Mike Flynn, Michael Cohen...

Radio Notes: SiriusXM and General Flynn

Perhaps I have a face made for radio, but I enjoyed being a guest on SiriusXM’s POTUS show “The Big Picture” with guest host Chris Frates,...

The Gibson: Thanks, Given

If one writes poetry in bound verse, the poet must follow the rules or the form loses its character.  “Blank verse” is written in un-rhymed...