James Kahn

José Agustín Quintero

Jose Quintero, the Confederate States of America Consul to Mexico

DECEMBER 20, 2019 Jose Agustin Quintero was a Cuban revolutionary who fled a death sentence and escaped from the Spanish, coming to America in the 1850’s. He went to Harvard, got a law degree, was a poet, translator, and philosopher, becoming friends with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Quintero crossed paths with Jefferson Davis in social circles …

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New Developments

A big nod of thanks to Tony Rodono, who designed and developed my new website, which is awesome and looks way above my pay grade. Also, within the next couple months I have two novels coming out. The first, Timefall, is the third and final volume of my sci-fi fantasy adventure (After World Enough and Time, and Time’s …

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Hello world!

So, here’s my first stab at my new blog… exciting but somewhat bewildering. Is this meant to be a summary of life activities? A confessional? A rant? My thoughts on writing, politics, dinosaurs? It seems my life is always in transition. I am trying to feel the pull of the muse: who inside my brain …

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MWIAB, Liner Notes

Liner Notes for Man Walks Into a Bar PRELUDE The promise of melancholy. THE MOTHER OF ALL BARS Longhaul Brown is like Ishmael arriving on the Pequod, and the poor moke just doesn’t know they’re going down. In post I had to fix the line “And a juke from 1964,” because I hadn’t glottaled the K …

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