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Earl Lee

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Earl Lee was born in Illinois (near Chicago) in 1955 and is currently a librarian at Pittsburg State University. He was recently promoted to the honorary rank of University Professor.

Earl Lee was an editor on the SciFi novel: The Hour of Lead.

He wrote the foreword to The Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition (See Sharp Press).

He has also written several popular parodies, including "The Screwletter Tapes", and the novel Raptured: The Final Daze of the Late, Great Planet Earth (a parody of Tim LaHaye's evangelical End-of-the-World novel, Left Behind). His work includes fiction, drama and poetry. Samples can be found at Goodreads and on his blogg "Kiss My Left Behind"

He has lived in Arkansas (Little Rock, Jacksonville, Fayetteville, Strawber

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Kiss My Left Behind

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Libraries in the Age of Med...

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Recycled for Living

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Of all the things I've lost... (Poetry)
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Description: this was written after reading: "The art of losing isn't hard...." Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art" [NOTICE:] In my poetry you should always assume that the narrator is of the same gender (male/female/other) as the poet quoted in the poem's igraph.
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The Shadow-Line by Joseph Conrad
“The world of the living contains enough marvels and mysteries..acting upon our emotions and intelligence in ways so inexplicable that it would almost justify the conception of life as an enchanted state.
No, I am too firm in my consciousness of the marvellous to be ever fascinated by the mere supernatural...”
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Universities by Abraham Flexner
“The new naval treaty permits the United States to spend a billion dollars on warships—a sum greater than has been accumulated by all our endowed institutions of learning in their entire history. Unintelligence could go no further! ... [In Great Britain, the situation is similar.] ... Until the figures are reversed, ... nations deceive themselves as to what they care about most.”
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This is the best book on WW2 out there. It clearly explains the war in terms of economic and political forces, without getting lost--as so many current books do--in the military details. I would strongly recommend this book (and vols 2 & 3) to an ...more
Secret History of the War  v.1 by Waverley Root
"A book on the diplomatic and social history during of World War II.
One of the better books on the subject. Very good source material of information not generally found, yet not off the deep end. Very engaging writer and researcher.
The author see..." Read more of this review »
"Spiritual Advice in the manner of Elizabeth Gilbert’s “Eat, Pray, Love” Ms. Dominique tweets:  Controlling Those Nasty, Nasty Thoughts“There is a lot about my fate that I can’t control, but a lot of other stuff does fall under my control. I can d..." Read more of this blog post »
"In trying to understand the mind of “the Bible-believer” it is perhaps interesting to look toward what we know from the social sciences.   Some people look on organized religion as a kind of Ponzi scheme.  In the classic Ponzi scam, the swindler g..." Read more of this blog post »
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“I'm a Skeptic. And I'm a Journalist. I look up things in the library—a lot! I believe in the motto of Missouri, the 'Show-me, don't just blow me' state. I need evidence. I need demonstrations. I need show-and-tell. Even though I pray to God every once in a while, especially when I'm in trouble—which for most guys my age is every 28 days—I still think deeply about the issues and don't automatically jump to a religious or mystical answer to questions. I am, by nature, doubtful about the existence of God, and even whether He is a He or a Her. I don't believe in New Age stuff. For me, 'Past Life Regression' means not calling a girl after she gives me her phone number. Sure I own a lucky rabbit's foot, a lucky penny, a lucky 4-leaf clover and a lucky horeshoe [sic], and a pair of lucky underwear and several pairs of lucky socks that I only wash every seven days. But under it all I am a died–in-the-wool skeptic.”
Earl Lee, Raptured: The Final Daze of the Late, Great Planet Earth

“Sarah Palin is living proof that you can't make a silk purse out of a horse's ass.”
Earl Lee

“Bill O'Reilly calls his tv show the "No Spin Zone" but the man is practically a whirling dervish. He combines willful ignorance with a simple child-like faith in the system that, not coincidentally, has made him a millionaire.”
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“It is impossible to make peace with the Roman Catholic Church. It is one of the permanent enemies of all that is decent in human spirit.”
Harold Laski

“INCEST, n. In many parts of the Bible Belt, the most popular form of dating”
Charles Bufe, The Devil's Dictionaries: The Best of the Devil's Dictionary & the American Heretic's Dictionary

“The human race is the most stupid and unfair kind of race. A lot of the runners don't even get decent sneakers or clean drinking water.

Some runners are born with a massive head start, every possible help along the way and still the referees seem to be on their side.

It's not surprising a lot of people have given up compeating altogether and gone to sit in the grandstand, eat junk and shout abuse.

What the human race needs is a lot more streakers.”
Banksy, Cut It Out

Ben Franklin said:
"Early to bed and early to rise
Make a man healthy wealthy and wise"

Lately I have read the advice given to William Randolph Hearst, when a young man, by his father:
"Go downtown at noon and rob the other fellows of what they have made during the morning.”
E. Haldeman-Julius

“It is a good thing that women are so easily manipulated. Otherwise, most of us wouldn't be here.”
William Randolph Hearst

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