Thomas Cooper Gotch

28 05 2012

Okay I’m off base. I realize that the times have made us very suspicious of those who have… obsessions. Gotch seems to be obsessed by girls. Young women. 10 to 17. I don’t know if it was their innocence or their vulnerability. Or perhaps my own two daughters have made me into something of a crank. Do I see something unhealthy? Or am I just seeing things?

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I didn’t win!

28 05 2012

I didn’t win. And I don’t know where to begin. Who do I blame first? ….

My ebook The Death of Lou Grant was up for a prize from EPIC. I’m not big on prizes. Unless I win. Actually even when/if I win I’m ready to contest the decision. I’m of the Groucho Marx point of view, “I wouldn’t join a club that would have someone like me as a member.” Anyway, I’d like to congratulate the winner. Whoever he is. Did I say I was a finalist? No? Well, I was. You should read the book. It’s free. For now.





Maria Blanchard

28 05 2012

The cliche about the struggling and suffering artist certainly applies to Maria Blanchard. She was a contemporary of Picasso and one would think that with a little luck she might have become more successful in her own time, and more well known now. But life is cruel. And it was cruel to this artist.

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