Daily Archives: August 4, 2011

Onion’s birthday joke, with an edge

The Onion’s Obama birthday joke was satire, but only in the lamest sense of the word: After months of heated negotiations and failed attempts to achieve any kind of consensus, President Obama turned 50 years old Thursday, drawing strong criticism … Continue reading

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Debt bill destroys America. Who’s next for a swim?

I’m on the home stretch with my novel-in-progress Good Sal/Bad Sal, set in casino-era Atlantic City. One of the final chapters starts with Good Sal asking: Have you ever let the cold surf creep between your toes and thought what’s … Continue reading

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