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The Wake of Creative Madness

Recently The New York Times reviewed “Stories I Tell Myself”, a memoir by Juan Thompson, son of the manic and mythic Hunter S. Thompson. As an avid Thompson fan (particularly in the early years of my journalistic life), I approach this particular tome with care: Thompson the younger was harmed greatly by the presence (and absence) of Hunter, and his scars from a childhood under duress demonstrate that creative energy —unbound— can leave splinters in lives lived close to such explosions. 509 more words

Reporter's Notebook

The Rum Diary--Movie Review

The Rum Diary—My view

For a retired rum drinker(correction a retired from rum drinking) person this movie is a sight for sore eyes. The glorification and consumption of rum and other hallucinogens is of gigantic levels. 457 more words

Reading on the Coast of the Baja Peninsula

On Sunday I leave for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and have sorted through my large stack of “to-read” books to find the ones I’d like to enjoy over the course of the vacation. 888 more words


The Rum Diary (2011)

Pinaud Clubman talc (in a vintage tin bottle) is featured in the opening scene and in the film poster.

Director Bruce Robinson demanded the inclusion of the… 45 more words

Skincare In Movies

"that first year in Europe when I was so ignorant and so confident that every splinter of luck made me feel like a roaring champion." --Hunter S. Thompson

The Rum Diary glistens with phrases like this the way water does in the sea. Thompson does a great job of writing dramatic character profiles. This one is about Yeamon: 177 more words

An Early Update

Hello, lovely readers! So, I know I still have a little over a week left in August, so it’s obviously too early to do my bi-monthly update. 339 more words


The Rum Diary – Hunter S. Thompson

Over a last couple of years,  the name Hunter S Thompson was always somewhere around me. I knew that he was some cool dude, I’ve watched “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, I knew that there was also a book with the same name, and also that that wasn’t the only novel he wrote.  913 more words