Eric B. Ruark
I am an award-winning storyteller and photographer who has published several mystery stories with Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. My sci-fi mystery novels are on Amazon and are available in both e-book and paperback formats.
Politics and Religion Part 4
As we have seen, the Democratic Party started out as the big business, whites only, small central government party. There were Progressives (as they were called before 1917) but those people tended to be on the Republican side of the aisle. Theodore Roosevelt was considered a Progressive and he was a Republican. Woodrow Wilson was considered Conservative, and he was a Democrat. But that all changed with Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and the 1935 relief act.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
At the end of A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT, Robert Redford has a heart tugging little soliloquy as the voice of the elder Norman Maclean:
The Spy Who Played Them All
It can certainly be said that to a portion of the American people, President Donald Trump is the most reviled man in America. In the April 2017 issue of Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter called him “a preening narcissist who takes himself terribly seriously...” to which I ask the simple questions: What presidents of recent years haven’t been narcissistic? Nor, as the most powerful man in the free world, taken themselves terribly seriously? Doesn’t it kind of go with the territory?
Politics and Religion 3
Part 3 WORKERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! was the clarion call of the Marxist/Communist party. Note the word WORKERS. Marx’ entire philosophy hinged on the belief that the proletariat, the wage-slaves, from around the world would unite in one great revolution and create the ultimate Communist utopia. There was no room for what we call “welfare” in his system. He considered non-workers scum (his word not mine) and warned against this non-laboring class of people being swept up into the revolution as the hired thugs (his word, not mine) of a Reactionary Elite.
Politics and Religion 2
From its inception in the 1830s, the Democratic Party was the party of big business. I know, you are thinking that wait a minute, the Republicans have always been the party of big business. Maybe 20th Century big business, but not 19th Century big business. In the 19th Century, what we consider big business, today, were still gleams in their inventors’ eyes or fledgling companies just struggling to get the venture capital to get off the ground. Railroads were regional and men like Cornelius Vanderbilt were working at monopolizing them. But that was to come after the Civil War.
Politics and Religion
Not many people get my sense of humor. In fact, there are those who doubt that I have one, usually Liberals who can’t tell a joke themselves. Take, for instance, the woman who, in her profile listed she/her as the way she wanted to be addressed. She took offense when I responded to her that I preferred Sir as the way I wanted to be addressed.
Harry liked to kill people. He tried not to like it. Aside from the moral aspect, which didn’t bother him in the least, he knew that it was not a healthy thing to do. When faced with their own mortality, his victims reacted violently. In their denial and refusal to cooperate, they bit, spit, scratched, fought and vomited. And, since the human body is covered with all kinds of bacteria and can pass on all kinds of diseases, after each incident, Harry bathed with an antibacterial soap and had a manicure. In fact, that was one of the first things people noticed about him... his hands. They said he had the hands of an artist, and that made Harry feel good. He also saw his doctor at least twice a year for a check up.
ROSE is a fantasy-horror novel by Rami Ungar that tells the story of Rose Taggert, a 21-year old sociology graduate, specializing in criminology who awakens in a greenhouse with no clear memory of the past two years of her life and discovers that her body is in the process of transforming into a human/plant hybrid. Root-like tentacles are emerging from her neck; a crown of rose-buds is growing out of her head and her skin has turned green.