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Anthony Caplan
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Book Review -- City of Whores
Zingy one-line repartee and poolside parties with Clark
Gable and Tallulah Bankhead, exquisitely decorated Hollywood mansions and the
best tailor-made suits, trans-Atlantic European cruises and dinners with the
rich and famous, such was the life of a ninete...

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A Good Book for Fall Reading Pleasure - Savior by Anthony Caplan
It is fall now, the season of decay and death and what better thing could there be in this season than a good book to remind ourselves of our condition, either by looking at similar lives under the microscope of an expert observer or by looking at lives see...

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Jareds Juiced on Tea
When you get people full up of conspiracy theories about the government trying to enslave its own citizens, eventually there will be a crack and the weak link will go on a bender for blood. This is what seems to have happened again this weekend in Las Vegas...

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Changes in the publishing world mean new responsibilities for readers and writers.

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The Literary Scene Today
I was going to write about social media. I don't really have any expertise, but who does? But instead I thought i'd touch on a broader idea, and that is the notion of grassroots literary culture. This is the  emerging world of self-publishing and independen...

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Farm Bulletin: Managing the Wild and Cultivating the Feminine
I hoped my posts would stay inside their boundaries, but life is not that neat and we need to give up our illusions of mastery, especially in a male dominated society. I've said it all, now I just need to put it in the context of Farm and Country bulletin n...

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Reaping the Sacrifices
Memorial Day is a great day because it's about memory. And living in the present. And feeling good and feeling sad at the same time because people died for us. And when we feel good and do fun stuff we don't have to feel guilty about it because it's what th...

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Writing the Vida Loca -- Truth and Fantasy
All right, I said I would do it, so I am. A man of my word, here is the truth about the writing life. If I told you it was no life at all, I would be lying, but not by much. In my younger days I was enamored of being the man of letters. I imagined a life of...

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MONDAY FARM AND COUNTRY -- The Garlic and Blackflies
As of today we have succeeded in tilling the garden, planting out potatoes, greens and some peas, mulching most of the blueberries and moved about half of the horse manure to the pile in the north field from the horses' fields below the sheep fold. The garl...
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