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Today's Commentary

The Citizen's Dilemma

Book Reviews 

The Nature of Man: Fry and Tomasello reviewed by Casey Dorman

 

Film Reviews

My House in Umbria reviewed by Hadley Hury

 

Interested in Reading Casey Dorman's Books?

Go to www.caseydorman.com

 

Read Casey's Latest Book Atheistic Nonviolence. Available at Amazon.com 


Do You Like Casey Dorman's Commentaries?

Enjoy His Philosophical Ideas in His New Science Fiction Novel: The Peacemaker


"The Peacemaker is, plain and simple, a wake-up call. Rising oceans, temperatures, floods, people and animals forced to flee from their homes... sound familiar? Dorman weaves our reality with a great cast of characters and the likely future, making for an excellent read." --Riya Anne Polcastro author of Left Behind, Book One

"Dorman's use of biomimicry, inspired by Janine Benyus's book and her continued research on this topic, makes The Peacemaker an original contribution to utopian sci-fi." -- Anca Vlasopolos, poet, author of Cartographies of Scale (and Wing)

Buy it in paperback or Kindle format at Amazon.com

 

New Books

The foremost advocates of nonviolence, such as Ghandi and Martin Luther King, based their nonviolent postions on deeply held spiritual beliefs. In this essay, well-known atheist, Casey Dorman examines whether a nonviolent position requires an underlying spiritual belief and concludes that it does not. He further examines the practical, non-spiritual, arguments in favor of nonviolence and nonviolent resistance, even in the face of ruthless and tyrannical opponents. This essay, which is informative and readable, provides the philosophical basis for the author's ideas in his 2017 novel, "2020." 

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Read Casey Dorman's latest novel!

After losing her mother on the day of her high school graduation, Dillon Bloom enters college and discovers that her calling is to become a writer. When she finds out that the father she thought had died in her infancy may be a very much alive and famous, but reclusive, novelist she is determined to find him and discover whether he is, in fact, her father. Martin Bloom, her father, is killing himself with alcohol and, after being fired from teaching positions at Harvard and Stanford, he is living a degenerate life on a boat in Saigon, Vietnam, hoping to regain his ability to write. Dillon’s search for her father, a quest which takes her from Oregon to Massachusetts to California and finally to Vietnam, is an odyssey of alternating hope and despair in which two anti-social people, father and daughter, struggle with their identities and the meaning of the other in each of their lives.

"With Finding Martin Bloom, Dorman ventures into yet another territory, the quest novel in which the young protagonist, suddenly left on her own, goes on a journey to discover her origins and thus her own identity, and the father discovers belatedly his paternity and through it his connection to the world."

                   Anca Vlasopolos, poet, author of Cartographies of Scale (and Wing)

Buy Finding Martin Bloom in either paperback or Kindle formats  on Amazon.com

 

 


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Short Stories

Poetry

Book Reviews

Film Reviews

Commentaries

Essays 

Art Galleries

 

Lost Coast Review contributor Rebecca Morean, writing as Abbey Pen Baker, put up a freebie short story for people who like mysteries, Sherlock Holmes, the 1920s, a fun read and any combination of the above. The link is at at the bottom.

She is writing these Monographs (novellas about 35,000-40,000 words)
every six weeks or so with two free stories in between to keep people reading. The first monograph is out in on Amazon Kindle and softcover. DANCE OF THE SPIDER MONKEY, Monograph #1: Complicity
takes place eighteen months after IN THE DEAD OF WINTER. The little short story "The Other Side of Scandal," takes place between the two and bridges the two books. Read the first one at https://www.instafreebie.com/free/ocmkK
 

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Editorial Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Casey Dorman

Film Review Editor: Hadley Hury

 

 

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Painting is a cross between a crap shoot, finding your way out of the woods, and performing a magic act. Each time I begin to paint I feel like I am walking a tightrope—sometimes scary, sometimes exciting, sometimes very quiet, and always, always surprising; leading me where I never expected to go. Doing art makes me lose all sense of time and place and go inside one long moment of creating. Whenever I feel a painting in my gut, I know this is why I paint. The colors are the message, I feel them before my mind has a chance to get involved. Color is the most agile and dynamic medium to create joy. And if you can find joy in your art, then you’ve found something worth holding on to.

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    Love your first Painting.I am also painter daily I do practice for making new drawing whenever I am free must do painting It's my hobby too.

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