Do you know what today is in American History? From the Right-Wing Riot:
Remember when movies were “fun?” They weren’t film, they weren’t cinema. They were movies. They weren’t trying to change your life — to quote an old movie mogul, Jack Warner, “If you want to send a message, use Western Union.” Movies were willing to give a shot at changing your moments, like about 90 minutes worth of them. And if you happened to see a really good movie, more than likely you walked away with a big, goofy grin on your face.
For the geekigentsa, the 60s and early 70s were a golden age of “film.” The young turks were taking it to the Man and the System. The Godfather. Bonnie and Clyde. Midnight Cowboy. All …
I’ve been doing some other writing these days. My publishers, Liberty Island Media, have asked me to work on a sequel to “The Big Bang, Volume One of the Lonesome George Chronicles” or LG1 for short. LG1 is due to be published later this year, and I’m about half way done with what I call LG2.
In addition to the work on that novel, I’ve recently started some irregular work for Pajamas Media, which is one of the original thorn-in-the-side-of-the-smug-status-quo blog sites, founded by some early and very respectable journalist bloggers.
(You see how impressed Felix is with the news). Oddly, for three weeks in the last month, I was either part of some Internet media project or the featured subject of a story or interview. Read more below to select the media morsel that most sates your appetite for all things Griff.
On the internet radio show created and run by the very talented Daria Anne DiGiovanni, I was guest along with the scary-smart Jamie Wilson (“Five Smokin’ Hot Feet of Conservative Fury”). We had a chance to discuss writing, the modern cultural myths that surround us all, and maybe we discussed cooking, too.
Not to be confused with …
Just in time for Christmas, too!
Oh, wait, I mean, just when you’ve figured out most of the cool features with your new Android-enabled phone, tablet, or mini-tablet; along comes yet another awesome feature.
You can read books on it.
Lots and lots of books.
Among the books you could read is the first novel in my series “By the Hands of Men.”…
The year started off with a bang and cough.
The bang was me flying to Washington DC to attend the retirement ceremony of ASTMC James Brandt. Jimi and I attend Rescue Swimmer School years ago, when it was run by the Navy at Pensacola and was known as the “second toughest school in the Navy.” He and I were, respectively, USCG Rescue Swimmer 60 and 62. I never saw Jimi after RS School, and after my next tour of duty, left the Coast Guard to follow a different path. Jimi stayed in for 30 years and became the Master Chief Rescue Swimmer of the Coast Guard. I was quite touched when he asked me to come to his retirement.
My first novel, The Big Bang, Volume One of the Lonesome George Chronicles, will be e-published by Liberty Island Media next Spring, 2014.
Liberty Island is a new web-magazine with ambitious goals: to promotes the values of personal freedom and public liberty, and rejects all forms of orthodoxy, dogma and political correctness. I’m honored they chose Lonesome George to be one of the first novels they are releasing.
And work on the website continues, that is, when I’m not completing the revisions of By the Hands of Men, Book Two: To the Colonies and Beyond.
Thanks for stopping by!
I don’t think anyone decides “Hey, when I grow up, I’m going to be a felon.” At age 6, I wanted to be an astronaut. But I went wrong somewhere. Can’t pin it on my upbringing: sure, we moved around a lot, since my father was a career NCO in the Air Force. But I stayed out of trouble and only have three months experience with drugs, back one summer almost 30 years ago. After high school, I spent eight years in the Coast Guard. In the years since, I completed college. I became a member of a Union. Married, with 3 adult children. Own my own home, and worked my way up from a two-week temporary to department supervisor …