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A Celebration of Thrillers, Noire and Black Comedy by Pamela Lowe Saldana

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The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part IV

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED. Part IV Drake recognized him from the jump. All arms and legs […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic Part III

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED Part III It doesn’t take long to get accustomed to a little […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic, Continued

THIS IS A STORY BASED ON THE TRUTH. THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS, THE LOCALE AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL. I HAVE TAKEN LIBERTY WITH SOME INCIDENTALS AND THE DIALOGUE, BASING THEM ON THE ERA, THE SITUATION AND THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED. Part II Nerts It’s not like Little Augie had it easy growing […]

The Showgirl, The Capo and The Comic

This is a story based on the truth. The names of the characters, the locale and the circumstances are historical and factual. I have taken liberty with some incidentals and the dialogue, basing them on the era, the situation and the characters involved. Part One It all started with what believers call the sweet science. […]

A Grain of Truth: a Dive into Conspiracy Theories

I am of the opinion that there is a grain of truth in many a conspiracy theory and considerably more than that in “the word on the street.” This is probably due to me overhearing my mom’s shop talk when I was a kid (she was a hair stylist) and seeing her sources confirmed, or […]

The Reconciliation of Faith: A Blind Deceiver Sees the Light

Long ago, during the reign of the Caesars, there lived a disgruntled man of privilege, a Jew with Roman citizenship. His name was Saul. He was a Pharisee. The Pharisees were a sect of scholars immersed–to the nth degree, jot and tittle–in the writings of the Hebrew prophets. They enforced Jewish law amongst the common […]

Tennessee Legislature Sides with Texas in Shameful Lawsuit

The United States is a complicated place. On one hand you have the blessed freedom of opportunity, of religion, of the pursuit of happiness…and on the other hand…well, as Calvin Boardus Jr., aka, Snoop Dogg, so melodiously put it: It’s like this and like that and like this and uhIt’s like that and like this […]

Let’s Move On

Okay. I’m not going to gloat. Gloating’s not a good look. (Note the rhyme and reason between gloat and bloat; the nuance, if you will. Take note of it, if you can.) Or don’t. Either way, I’m moving on. I ain’t sayin’ you treated me unkind You could have done better but I don’t mind […]

Countdown to Unity

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side. For God is always right.” Abraham Lincoln

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