Monday, March 16, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

To Sleep as Animals by Douglas W. Milliken

"A shadowy organization dispatches narcoleptic photographer Ben Nigra west to conduct an obscure research assignment. There, in the streets and casinos of Reno and the abandoned ghost towns of the surrounding Nevada Desert, reality begins to blur. Ben finds illicit romance with his cousin El and friendship with a host of prostitutes and homeless men while trying to keep his tenuous hold on waking consciousness. A botched errand, haunting childhood memories, relentless bodily hazard and an arcane African mask ritual take shape in Douglas W. Milliken's sensuous prose. To Sleep as Animals is an existential detective novel charting one man's slow belly-crawl from obsessive searching into near oblivion." LINK to Publication Studio Hudson Pilot Editions

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chomsky: How America's Great University System Is Being Destroyed

Cheap and vulnerable labor in the form of adjuncts greatly reduces costs for universities while greatly increasing labor docility. This isn't news for anyone who has taught as an adjunct faculty member. I've enjoyed far greater job security (and benefits) working in customer service. LINK