Moronic Ox Originals

Editor's Notebook
"America's Language War: How Hateful Speech Has Eroded our Culture"
by Guest Editor
Arthur Ciaramicoli, Ed.d, Ph.D

Moronic Ox Talks with Author and Social Activist Tamara Pearson

"Maybe It's The Water"
David Gersh

Short Story
"A Young Man's Folly"
Mitchell Waldman

"Praising the Bones 
of the Old Country"
Milana Marsenich

Novel Excerpt
From the Open Books novel
Swift Dam
Sid Gustafson

Featured Fiction
"Don Quixote de Las Vegas"
​A short story
M. Cid d'Angelo

War Cries
Unheard Voices, Unmarked Graves
Poetry of Kerry Arquette
Spoken Word
"Rachel Stanz"
presented by Stacey Frizzell
"Lydia Klemenko"
presented by Deborah Sutcliffe

 David Gariff

Video Series
Visit all 54 African countries 
with Mark Wentling
("Africa Mark")

Five Poems by C. S. Fuqua
Plus an interview with the author

"Unnatural Selection"
From the memoir Fresh Cut
E.J. Bouinatchova

"Who Drew The Borders Anyway?"
by David H. Mould

Musician & Author David Rat passed away on 3/3/18; this interview was first published in Moronic Ox in 2012

"Looking for Literary America" 
Episode 1: Raymond Chandler
James Hitt

"Stop Making Sense"
Andrew Pessin

"A Dandy Little Game"
Review by Brett Busang

Author Interview
Moronic Ox talks with author 
Lorin R. Robinson
about his book, Tales from The Warming

Short Story
Viatupu, Tuvalu, Polynesia
November, 2027
Lorin R. Robinson

"My Mother's Romance:
Gertrude Berg and the Goldbergs"
Barbara L. Baer

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Shared Content

Mark Wentling publishes AFRICA MEMOIR: 50 Years, 54 Countries, One American Life

The Nefarious Ways 9-11 Turned America into a Lockdown State
Tom Engelhardt

NSA Prism Data Mining Is All Up In Ur Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, 
PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple
Jason Linkins

Book Review
 A Progressive on the Prairie
a blog about books, reading and other things 
that bring nuance to life

Book Review: The Autobiography of Satan: Authorized Edition by William A. Glasser

Tamara Pearson
"What is Poverty?"


Poetry/Spoken Word
Ali Abdolrezaei & Abol Froushan's performance run by Platforma South East

Crows could be the key to understanding alien intelligence
Crows are among the planet's most intelligent animals, teaching their young to use tools for foraging and banding together to fight off intruders. Now, the first study of how abstract reasoning works in these birds' brains could shed light on how intelligence works in a truly alien, non-mammal brain.

Radical UN Report Promotes Democratic Control of Food and an End to Corporate Domination
by Sonali Kolhatkar

How Mice Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia
Esther Inglis-Arkell

The Writingg Life of Jim Harrison

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The feminine spirit of the West comes alive in early twentieth century Montana.

Set in the Copper Camp of Butte, Montana in 1917, Copper Sky tells the story of two women with opposite lives. Kaly Shane, mired in prostitution, struggles to find a safe home for her unborn child, while Marika Lailich, a Slavic immigrant, dodges a pre-arranged marriage to become a doctor. As their paths cross, and they become unlikely friends, neither knows the family secret that ties them together.
Made to Break Your Heart is a family saga, set in a gossipy suburb, that explores the complexities of raising a child, holding a marriage together, and maintaining your sanity in the cutthroat world of Little League baseball.
Natasha's Not My Name by Isabella Grosso with ML Bordner
Dancer and actress Isabella Grosso introduces readers to the complex underground of the strip club industry as seen from the perspective of a sixteen-year-old as she struggles, and ultimately survives as a child-turned-adult with a double life.
The Autobiography of Satan
This is the story of Satan's many struggles, across the history of Human existence, to unshackle the Human mind, and open the gates to forbidden knowledge.
Passionate and forbidden love clashes with tradition and caste in a changing India.

With its turbulent passions amid social upheavals, The Last Devadasi takes readers on a sensual feast in the 1970s palm-shaded trading city of Madras.
Removing Prejudices: 7 Things You Need to Know
CJ Liu interviews Dr. Arthur P Ciarmamicoli about his newest book The Triumph of Diversity.
Part 1 of 4
Where do you look once the search has ended?

Mysteries—and comedy—abound in this stand-alone novel that also continues the stories of Phillip and Spencer Elliot first explored in the novel Mr. Wizard. The middle-aged brothers undertake a quest inspired by their dead mother to discover "wonderful things" – the phrase used by archaeologist Howard Carter in describing his first look into King Tut's tomb.

The members of Uncle Joe’s Band have spent years playing any venue that will pay for their unintelligible metal band performances while their rock and roll lifestyle has left them with bad livers, multiple divorces, and living in a squalid house in Vallejo, California. 

Then everything changes when an assertive twelve-year-old girl named Allison appears on their front porch and announces that she has been sent to stay with her father for the summer.  
A smart, 
fast, funny, and incisive portrait of today's 
liberal arts college scene, cancel culture—and more!
‘Portnoy’s Complaint’ Revisited
Glassman is author Steve Oskie's tribute novel to Philip Roth
Glassman by Steve Oskie

Mark Glassman does a surprisingly good job of feigning confidence, fooling everyone but himself.

Mark Glassman is twenty-five in 1979. Self-taught after dropping out of college, he devises a course of study that encompasses such varied works as The Sorrows of Young Werther, The Universal Baseball Association, and Portnoy's Complaint. But the amount of alcohol he consumes, the vast quantities of pot he smokes, and the other drugs he experiments with compromise the seriousness of this endeavor.

When Glassman falls in love with Teresa Devlin, he realizes that he is terrified of her sexually, and that his only recourse is to resume his pursuit of Sarah Sloane, one of his housemates in a shared living arrangement. Soon Glassman arrives at the neat psychological ploy of playing the two women off one another.

Will he ever fully recover from acting out? And is happiness even possible for a person such as Mark Glassman?