Thursday, April 30, 2015
Read Bob Kaufman's book THE ANCIENT RAIN:
"The Ancient Rain falls from a distant secret sky.
The Ancient Rain is falling all over America now."
A very interesting poet who "took a ten-year
Buddhist vow of silence, prompted by the
assassination of President Kennedy."
Posted by allen frost at 8:02 PM
Monday, April 27, 2015
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
RFK at Indiana University, April 24, 1968:
“America was a great force in the world, with immense prestige, long before we became a great military power. That power has come to us and we cannot renounce it, but neither can we afford to forget that the real constructive force in the world comes not from bombs, but from imaginative ideas, warm sympathies, and a generous spirit. Those are qualities that cannot be manufactured by specialists in public relations. They are the natural qualities of a people pursuing decency and human dignity in its own undertakings without arrogance or hostility or delusions of superiority towards others; a people whose ideals for others are firmly rooted in the realities of the society we have built for ourselves.”
Posted by allen frost at 5:08 AM
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
RFK in Portland, Oregon, April 17, 1968
“To many of our traditional allies and neutral friends,
we behaved as a Superpower ignoring our own historical
commitment to a ‘decent respect for the opinions of
mankind.’ The toughest guy in town can appoint
himself sheriff and if he has enough ammunition
he may keep himself sheriff and if he has enough
ammunition he may keep the office for a long time,
but his control will depend upon fear—and fear is
not acceptable to us or the world as the basis of law
and order. Our great strength—moral, political,
economic, and military—must be used to seek peace
with justice, to secure peace without fear.”
Posted by allen frost at 7:32 PM
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Step right up, step right up!
On Saturday, June 6 at 4 in the afternoon,
there will be the first ROOSEVELT reading
at Village Books in downtown Fairhaven.
It will be an all-ages event, featuring a
slide show of Fred Sodt's illustrations
and who knows what else.
Posted by allen frost at 6:34 PM
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
I wrote my first novel in college and since then
I've been writing at least one or two a year.
GOOD DEED RAIN was created to bring
these books to life, rather than have manuscripts
sit in cardboard boxes until who knows when.
I've been waiting to share them with you for
a long time. 5 NOVELS, originally written
2000-2005, is my first multiple collection
of novels since OHIO TRIO.
I hope you enjoy this new book. I do consider
these novels to all flow together. You can't help
but see the connections between them, and
most of all I hope this leaves you excited to see
what GOOD DEED RAIN has in store for you
Posted by allen frost at 7:13 PM
RFK in Cleveland, Ohio:
"We must admit the vanity of our false distinctions
among men and learn to find our own advancement
in the search for advancement of others. We must
admit in ourselves that our own children's future
cannot be built on the misfortune of others.
We must recognize that this short life can neither
be ennobled or enriched by hatred or revenge."
Posted by allen frost at 7:01 PM
RFK in Indianapolis, announcing the murder of MLK:
"What we need in the United States is not division;
what we need in the United States is not hatred;
what we need in the United States is not violence
or lawlessness; but love and wisdom, and
compassion toward one another"
Posted by allen frost at 6:51 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2015
I just got the proof copy of my new book
5 NOVELS. It looks great!
"This book is a compilation of five novels
written 2000-2005: Jackson Ferocious, Harmonica,
Velocipede, Rose Petal Lantern and Copper Kettle.
The characters include a circus giant, clockwork
animals, shapeshifters, detectives, movie stars and
time travelers in a land that shifts from Aztlan to
America, past, present and future. Another
adventure in reading from Good Deed Rain."
It will be available for order from Amazon.com
very shortly. 330 pages for only 15 dollars.
Posted by allen frost at 4:19 PM
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
RFK in NYC, still campaigning, speaking
in response to Johnson dropping reelection bid:
"Despite all the discord and dispirit, despite all
the extremists and their actions, there remains,
in this country today, an enormous reservoir of
hope and goodwill. Americans want to move
forward; they want to better their communities,
to make this country not only more livable for
all Americans but a shining example for all
Robert F. Kennedy's spirit has been floating about
in the new book I'm currently writing.
Posted by allen frost at 2:13 PM