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Time to Exit The Super Nonsense Highway - June 9th, 2020 1:23 PM
When Jimmy Carter was elected president, I was a student in elementary school and the political world in that Bicentennial year was much different than it is now. There was no...
The Right of Expression - June 8th, 2020 12:22 AM
Fifteen years ago, I created this blog sorely for the reasons of selling my books and posting whatever comes to mind. So many posts later, there's a lot that'€™s been said...
In Praise of Women, the 2020 Version - June 5th, 2020 8:12 PM
In a previous post, I asked a question of what our lives on earth would be like (men) if no women exist, or something to that point. Let me be the first (and never the last) to...
Archive: Cancer Doesn't Exist - June 5th, 2020 6:17 PM
"€œLike an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to...
A Heart-to-Heart Exchange - June 4th, 2020 2:55 PM
The following exchange happened today on a social media platform. Unless he wants me to, I am going to omit my nephew'€™s name in our back-and-forth discussion. I am posting...
A Few More Words on Yesterday's Post - June 4th, 2020 9:00 AM
Hey folks, here's a few more brief words from yesterday'€™s post. I wanted it to speak for itself. I could have added more than my two cents and take away the point of message...
Adding My Two Cents - June 4th, 2020 12:43 AM
Hey folks, I posted this on several of my social media feeds yesterday. I wasn't looking for likes or follows. That wasn't my intent. I wanted to show a solution to all of...
The Real Answer on LABBX - June 2nd, 2020 6:44 PM
Here it is; the $64,000 question: "€œMr. Chatmon, did you enjoy your time as executive director of the L.A. Black Book Expo?" There is no one answer, right or wrong on...
Part of The Problem II: Just So You Know....... - June 1st, 2020 8:24 PM
Just so you know........ I totally get the sincere, righteous anger of protesters speaking out and showing solidarity over the cold blooded murder of George Floyd. I assume...
Part of The Problem - June 1st, 2020 7:37 PM
You want to know what'€™s really part of the problem? Posting this meme. It's been a week, but the author of this piece can say without hesitation, this is no...
America: A Work in Progress - May 29th, 2020 1:49 PM
Yes, I am fully aware of what'€™s happening right now. I have mentioned quite a lot on social media about what happened in L.A. 1992, the whys, wherefores and my reactions...
Forgiveness - May 29th, 2020 11:11 AM
I want to say this one thing, maybe it's the most important thing I ever had to say but the readers need to see this. I forgive you. In turn, I ask that you forgive me....
Another Year Older After a Rough Few Months - May 25th, 2020 8:43 PM
Note: according to East coast time, I'm officially another year older. With that in mind, here's a new entry. First, I have to say it'€™s been a strange year. I barely...
The 2020 Monster Movie We Don't Need Right Now - May 25th, 2020 12:35 PM
You remember monster movies right? You know, those hundred foot terrors that would plague our cities, leaving nothing but death and destruction in their wake? Consider this...
Archive: From the Director's Chair: 365 Days Later - May 24th, 2020 9:51 PM
Note: This was written on another blog for the expo. Notice the excitement in my words at the time. Sooner or later, that did end.  Written in September 2007. One...
This is Our Normal, For Now - May 22nd, 2020 7:49 PM
Last weekend I took a test for COVID-19. The good news is that I passed. The bad news? In my neighborhood there are street vendors gathering customers without masks, acting as...
Poetry Night, Part Two - May 13th, 2020 8:02 PM
Here'€™s part two of Poetry Night. I'€™m going to force you folks to listen to my poems darn it! (smile). I hope you enjoy what you hear and if you do, please let me know....
Poetry Night - May 12th, 2020 10:19 PM
Greetings everyone, I like to share the following poems with you.  They're from my books and even one from my future creation. I hope you folks enjoy what you hear. Thanks!...
Opposing Views - May 7th, 2020 11:46 AM
Perhaps this has happened to you reader, or will one day. If I post a viewpoint like this: Water is wet. Rest assured, there will be a username with no picture attacking...
Book Selling Decisions: Go Where They Support You - May 3rd, 2020 2:41 PM
As most of you readers know I attended book fairs and festivals selling my books for years. The last time I actually sold books in a festival was I believe (and I could be...
Political Ideology Does Impede........Reason - May 2nd, 2020 11:42 AM
Before I begin, let me break down this word for you: ideology. Ideology: A: a manner or the content of thinking characteristic of an individual, group, or culture B:...
Apology Letter - April 30th, 2020 12:34 PM
We all make mistakes. Every last single one of us is without fault, with blemish of some kind. This is an age where we are quick to '€˜cancel'€™ anyone on social media for...
A Day of Reckoning (April 29, 1992) - April 29th, 2020 6:03 PM
In the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic, today is a tragically historic day in Los Angeles and the United States to be honest. Twenty eight years ago around this time in a Simi...
A Dream Interrupted - April 26th, 2020 7:46 PM
When you either watch your television sets or on the internet at home readers, you'€™ll witness the spotlight on the more successful best-selling authors. The veterans who...
An Unpleasant Subject - April 26th, 2020 11:57 AM
Above: (my father who was with me in the beginning) It'€™s an unpleasant subject to talk about although it is mentioned constantly in our everyday conversations and...