Shepherd’s Q & A with Kirkus Reviews

May 13, 2023

I had the opportunity to answer a few questions from Kirkus Reviews. It’s right here, just beyond this handy link! Not to mention their review of Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love. Check THAT at THIS handy link! …and go to “Books” to support independent bookstores and getcherself a copy. yers and cœurs, Shepherd Siegel Photo:…

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Happy Birthday, Dennis Rodman!

May 13, 2023

All he wanted was to leave his life as a pro basketball player the same way he entered life. “After my last game . . . I’ll walk off the court and take off one piece of clothing with every step,” Rodman said. “Then I’ll be at about midcourt, and I’ll walk the rest of…

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Gratus Sumus Getz!

April 4, 2023

Good Golly Miss Molly! Tricking Power into Performing Acts of Love has been selected by Foreword Reviews as a Finalist for an INDIES Book of the Year Award [popular culture, nonfiction] Did I miss you last time around? Do you miss me? Don’t answer that, just don’t miss me at Ada’s Technical Books and Cafe,…

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Let’s Hear It For Burt Bacharach!!!!

February 9, 2023

In the first half of the 20th century, something wonderful happened in America. Out of vaudeville and music hall theaters, jazz and folk, and the native songs of Stephen Foster, there arose an amazing outpouring of great songwriting. Popular songs, Broadway show tunes, jazz standards, and eventually songs from movies. Some were all four. Some…

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Bingo Gas Station Motel Cheeseburger

January 13, 2023

I’m Doin’ Fine, on Cloud Nine! I’m excited to be back in touch with you after some respite, some time as a guest on various podcasts, and a life-affirming sojourn in Cuba (and oh yeah, the annual holidaze). What better time to reach out and connect. I’m on Cloud Nine! 21st Century Cloud Nine (Beach…

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It’s OK To Talk About Utopia, It’s OK!

November 19, 2022

Utopia, Metopia, All God’s Children Gottopia Greta Thunberg. Photo: Stefan Müller (climate stuff) from Germany, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons Progress is the realization of Utopias. —Oscar Wilde Tales of the Trickster are the oldest stories known to humanity. As a timeless archetype, they show up throughout histories past, present, and even future. They…

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