Dave Eggers

Heroes of the Frontier, A Novel by Dave Eggers. This book is about a woman and her two young children fleeing a bad marriage in Ohio and going to Alaska to live in a RV driving from Homer to Seward and then northward to escape from forest fires.

Eggers is a favorite author. I have read A Hologram for the King about Saudi Arabia and The Wild Things which is a book for children. It is available in a regular edition and a furred edition which I recommend. He also wrote a nonfiction book, Zeitoun, about a Muslim-American’s experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. It is a very vivid portrait and I consider it the best of his books that I have read so far.

3 faces of Donald Trump

There is the presidential face when he is reading from a teleprompter, the Trump face.

There is the campaign face when he ad libs, the Stump face.

There is the get revenge on his enemies face, the Stomp face.

Put them all together and he lies 24/7 in any face.

Donald Trump on the stump
Where truth takes a holiday
Donald Trump stomping
On his enemies
The Constitution is meaningless
To GOP and team Trump
Woe to the Republic and
The majority who voted for
Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Making a list

I have decided to make a list of the media who tell the truth in the Trump era and that I am willing to listen to. I will revise it from time to time as necessary.

  1. Christiane Amanpour
  2. Charles M. Blow
  3. Joy-Ann Reid
  4. Rachel Maddow
  5. Lawrence O’Donnell
  6. Shepard Smith
  7. Chris Hayes
  8. Eugene Robinson
  9. Paul Krugman
  10. Chris Cuomo
  11. Kareem Abdul Jabbar
  12. Michael Moore
  13. Dan Rather
  14. Ari Melber
  15. Keith Olbermann
  16. Chris Hedges

I would add myself to the list if I had a wider audience for this site. Walter Hecht, www.bell-book-candle.com