If Jack Hadby Steven Rappaport. Jack is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist with a secret second job. Since he was a smart-ass grad student slinking around New York’s Upper West Side and Brighton Beach, he’s been working as an assassin for the Russian mob.
Beginning at the end – that is, with an aged, incontinent, and at last truly alone Jack, his mind made up that tomorrow will be the first day he kills someone he loves: himself – If Jack Had [Black Rose Writing, June 4 2015] tells his story in rearview, providing an all-access-pass into the enviable, high-flying life he clear-cut for himself against all odds…and the (literal) trail of dead he left along the way.
The debut novel from sixty-eight-year-old Manhattan author Steve Rappaport, If Jack Had is, much like its protagonist, more than meets the eye. A caper comedy featuring sex and drugs, blasphemy and blood, far-flung exotic locales and all the other stuff that makes for good, not-so-clean fun, If Jack Had also happens to have a big, beating heart. Beneath the surface, it’s a meditation on family, fatherhood, the indignities of aging, the inevitability of loneliness, and the preciousness of life itself.
Security of a hotel is one of the key features that uphold the reputation of a hotel. You might have installed high tech facilities for your guests and innovative amenitiesto make their stay comfortable and memorable. However, a weak security can create a blotch on your hotel’s reputation. Your guest would feel safe in your hotel only if you ensure maximum protection and state of the art technologies to safeguard the premises.
That last post seems the perfect time to be self-indulgent (when isn’t a good time to be self-indulgent) and share another video of Jett that I found. Particularly since it also features SNOW, and maybe we can use that to help forget about the fact that we are being slowly roasted alive in PDX right now.
This is dated 16 January 2007, so going on nine years ago (Jett was seven). Obviously it’s snowing, and having it stick long enough to play in it is uncommon enough in Portland that it’s always a treat.
Things to enjoy include:
Jett being Jett
My old apartment complex
The background noise of a million geese at one point
Me babbling to my dog in several voices, none of which are flattering
I’m going to go wallow in happy memories now. She will always be my little girl, and I will always miss her.
No idea when or why I followed you, just came back to tumblr. I agree and disagree with some of your opinions, but then again I don't know much about Marxism and other related methodological branches. What do suggest to learn more on this material?
First of all, read The Principles of Communism. It’s shorter than the manifesto and IMHO better organized. It shouldn’t take you more than a couple minutes. Link.
Anything by David Harvey, but especially his companion to capital vol. 1
Anything by Rosa Luxembourg
Anything by Lenin
Anything by Kropotkin
Some things by Trotsky
“The Mass Psychology of Fascism” by Wilhelm Reich
(If you’re a bit of a masochist) Zizek. Just watch his films and lectures.
(Personally) Leo Tolstoy’s short stories
I would also advise keeping up with Richard Wolff’s Global Capitalism Monthly Update lecture series. They’re fantastic, thought-provoking, and presented in a super accessible way. Democracy Now! is a great resource as well. I listen to the podcasts on a daily basis.
my makorra summer project fic is gonna be so fucking long, like at least 10,000 words, unless i buckle down and restrain myself
but here’s something
For a moment their eyes lock, Korra swinging her foot in short arcs under her bar stool and Mako with his arms folded on the counter. The more she looks, the more she remembers him, like a page torn from a book she read long ago - the knifelike line of his lips, the brown flecks in his eyes, the way his features settle into a natural frown. What does he remember, when she touches him? What does he see?
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