Think I'm exaggerating about how right-wing the Scottish Labour Party is? See this: https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2019/11/26/scottish-labour-ditches-opposition-to-trident-renewal-for-uk-election/
In Scotland, we don't have to worry about the Tories; it's Scottish Labour we have to beat. Glasgow North is a marginal seat, won by the #SNP by little more than 1000 votes last time. At this election, it's imperative that we re-elect Patrick Grady. We need a rout of #Labour, Scotland's most right-wing major party. #voteSNP
If you like the novels and stories of Bart Lessard, you can find him on Mastodon: https://mastodon.scot/web/accounts/98363
There's a wonderful, incantatory poem by Babs Nicgriogair, in Gaelic and English, on Dockyard Press' Harbourmaster's Lough: https://www.dockyardpress.com/the-harbourmasters-loug/because-the-night-belongs-to-us
Yet another reason to boycott the BBC: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/dec/04/another-author-outrage-after-bbc-elides-bernardine-evaristo-booker-win
I like and relate to what Stephen Batchelor says here about writing as a part of #Buddhist practice. https://www.lionsroar.com/the-buddha-before-buddhism-an-interview-with-stephen-batchelor/
Hardboiled Wonderland has my list of 5 favourite films noir: https://spaceythompson.blogspot.com/2019/11/30-days-has-noirvember-barry-graham.html
My novel The Wrong Thing is on this list: https://crimereads.com/25-more-crime-books-you-can-finish-in-an-afternoon/
When I lived in America, I celebrated #Thanksgiving in the traditional way, by giving my neighbours blankets infected with smallpox, then moving into their homes after they died.
"Anthropologists estimate that only 17% of human cultures are strictly monogamous" https://thenib.com/the-invention-of-monogamy?t=default
"Is Mastodon An Alternative To Twitter And Can It Fight Misinformation?"
Bad to the Bone, Saturday’s event in Dunbar with me, Tony Black, Shona MacLean and Douglas Skelton, went very well… aside from when a Tory asked the American novelist Bart Lessard, who’s in the process of applying for residency in Scotland, where he owns a house, “What are you bringing to the United Kingdom?” (Hope for the dissolution of said nation.)
Alongside Wrecked by Tony Black, Dockyard Press has published Whoop! Whoop! : a Juggalo Noir by Icy Thug Nutz. It has a character named Barrington Grahamford, aka Barry the Dick. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48716077-whoop-whoop?from_search=true&qid=hM7xgbwZ0X&rank=1
Author, poet, essayist, Zen Buddhist monk.
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