Prophetic—

Patchworks is sadly a timely tale of national character and individual insight, juxtaposing individual lives and Second Amendment rights. One reads this engaging, often amusing, and ultimately disturbing account in light of an advancing history of public massacres involving firearms. WorldView Magazine's Peter Van Deekle reviews Patchworks at Peace Corps Worldwide. Excerpts: B.A. East brings … Continue reading Prophetic—

Remarks at Indie Author Day

My new novel is the quintessential Washington, DC book. At the climax to Patchworks, hundreds of federal workers stream from their offices, urged on by the sound of a screaming alarm. They gather on a grassy knoll near the National Mall, some of them leaning on one another, some of them sobbing, others in stony, … Continue reading Remarks at Indie Author Day

Guns Don’t Kill People…

The comments section of any article about sensible gun regulation reveals the infant-like imaginary world of the pro-gun argument. The most common, perhaps, is that 'Guns don't kill people. People kill people.' But when was the last time you saw a murderer swing a People against a group of people, killing them? Should we also … Continue reading Guns Don’t Kill People…

Patchworks–Reviewed

Visit Michael Sahno's website and take up his offer to receive his latest work, Rides from Strangers. He also reviews Patchworks, excerpted below: Patchworks: A Book Review by Michael Sahno | Oct 2, 2017 | Articles Today I woke to the all-too-familiar tragic news of yet another mass shooting. Sadly, we all know what will … Continue reading Patchworks–Reviewed

Response to Domestic Terror

Yesterday, a respectful silence. For the victims. For the families. For those traumatized anew by  preventable violence. Today, rage. Rage, and an assertion: The collusion between congress and the NRA’s K St campaign threatens American freedom more than those other popular bogeymen of fascism: illegal immigration and foreign terrorist organizations. The U.S. Government’s response to … Continue reading Response to Domestic Terror

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America's next gun massacre is inevitable.

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The F-Bomb Drill

A few years back my son told me about his day in kindergarten: ‘We practiced the truder drill. It’s like the fire drill, only instead of going outside we go to the back of the room. The teacher locks the door and pulls the shade. We all keep quiet.’ His anecdote about a potential armed … Continue reading The F-Bomb Drill