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Pinche Ghost Lives

October 27, 2017

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“Mira!” Erika wagged a slim forefinger toward vendors, gawkers, and ice cream-smeared toddlers moving through the city of Oaxaca’s central plaza as she turned to face me. “You think you’re seeing people but they’re not people, they’re ghosts!” Erika had taught high school for nearly thirty years and was a member of the state teachers’ union. She had […]

Crime or Commerce?

October 23, 2017

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Robert Joe Stout The “War on Drugs” drags on. |        Why? Because no one in positions of authority or power understands why it exists or how to terminate it successfully? Or because no one in positions of power or authority wants to see it end? Could either or both be true? The War on Drugs […]

Hidden Dangers Now an E-book

October 13, 2017

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Rated 4.83 out of 5 stars on goodreads, Hidden Dangers, Mexico on the Brink of Disaster by Robert Joe Stout has just been released as a Kindle ebook. Hidden Dangers’ exposes the dangers that residents of both the United States and Mexico face if they do not deal with the problems infecting the economies and […]

Me and Miss Sally

October 12, 2017

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An excerpt from the novel Miss Sally (www.amazon.com/Miss-Sally-Sinners-That-Ignores-ebook/dp/B071HL6YMJ) intended for a media site that turned out to be no more than a vote-for-me fan page.  So it appears here instead.   In his shrill, cackly voice Mr. Bayne repeated what he’d told the Alperts a few days earlier. Then, more slyly, he added that he […]

Miss Sally – 4 1/2 stars

October 8, 2017

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Miss Sally by Robert Joe Stout     This is a bleak view of Texas in the 1930s offered by a young girl lost in a dust bowl of sin, confusion, and lust. Bleak may be a polite term as I am sure some readers would find Robert Joe Stout’s 1973 novel “Miss Sally” a […]