Rage, Determination, and Art

Rage, Determination, and Art

Before the National Endowment for the Arts, there was the WPA, the Works Progress Administration, which supported the rise of visual artists such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Lee Krasner, Mark Rothko, Arshile Gorky, Philip Guston, Thomas Hart Benton and...

ROGUE SERVER – Chapter 3

Dibs barely made it to the Tower on time, only to find the street before it mobbed with protesters. He had to flash his ID several times before the cops paid him any attention, and by then he had drawn the ire of the sign-wielding chanters near him. Seeing NSA on his...

ROGUE SERVER – Chapter 2

It happened fast, so fast that it made Dibs’ head spin. Barely 24 hours after that meeting, the National Security Advisor resigned in a cloud, not of sulpher but of mustard gas, which seemed to leave everyone asked for comment choking down their words. Rumors of...

ROGUE SERVER – Chapter 1

Joe Dibs reported for work feeling ill at ease. Something said to him on the way into the Director's office had his hackles up. “They want an honest assessment,” the assistant had informed him. Oh Christ, no, thought Dibs. An honest assessment was the last...

AMERICA FIRST – My Tom Clancy Novel

I'm a Tom Clancy fan (at least his early stuff, before he disavowed editors). Let me see if I can imitate him. Nick Glenn, a young outsider CIA analyst, sees a troubling pattern. International leaks and campaigns of misinformation are coming at an alarming pace...