The Tapestry

June 16, 2017


Immigration: It’s not “a problem”, it’s many individual problems. Definitions  intended to be meaningful have lost  creditability. Illegals. Indocumentados. Green card holders. Enforcement. Repatriation. The governments of the United States and of Mexico generate statistics ad infinitum but the statistics are as vague as those accumulated to describe a geographical entity like, say, the state […]

Getting Places Safely

June 1, 2017


Getting Places Safely Robert Joe Stout   The Governor of the State of Mexico affirmed that the Church answers the call to preserve moral values. JENARO VILLAMIL   I first encountered my double among a shuffle of priests, reporters and security guards fringing the auditorium where the Governor was addressing the national Council of Catholic […]

Posted in: Fiction


May 10, 2017


The 1970s bombshell now available on Kindle. Described as “way ahead of its time,” The New York Times cautioned: “You’ll love Miss Sally but she’ll break your heart.” Sally Halm’s initiation into womanhood, the discovery of sex without hope of love and grief without the release of tears, takes place in rural Texas during the […]

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Laughing at the Moon

April 21, 2017


  I met Lizzie late one sultry summer afternoon beside a fallen cottonwood whose roots had given way when the river undercut a section of overhanging bank—an ideal place, my twelve-year-old wisdom told me, from which to fish. Indeed it was. Until Lizzie appeared. Immediately we had an argument. The argument involved a stringer of […]

Posted in: Wyoming

Vietnam War – Forgotten?

March 31, 2017


Vietnam War – Forgotten? In Monkey Screams touching reminders of the way it was. In the words of one reviewer: Monkey Screams  starts with a twenty-page section of poetry called “Testimonies from Vietnam.” It contains fifteen of the best poems I’ve read dealing with the Vietnam War. The very first poem, “Hero,” has a line about […]

Posted in: Poetry

An Invitation He Couldn’t Refuse

February 8, 2017


         To hear Matt Morrison talk you might believe that he’d created the poet/publisher/Gatherer-of-the-Tribes that he claimed to be out of sheer will and fortitude but in fact his life was a pool ball knocked here and there by forces he seldom perceived nor understood. Stubby forefinger darting here and there as though dotting […]

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Immigration, War on Drugs

December 31, 2016


Do the U.S. and Mexico really want to end the War on Drugs and illegal immigration? Catch the Author’s Radio interview with Robert Joe Stout, author of Hidden Dangers , January 5 on the internet at Author’s Show ( All day, just check the January 5 broadcast schedule. The Authors Show broadcasts simultaniously on 5 […]

Posted in: Hidden Dangers