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
"Laughter And Early Sorrow"
Brett Busang

"Brett Busang Talks H Street"
H Street Uncovered: 
A Journalism Capstone Project
American University
Video by Kate Priddy

"Praising the Bones 
of the Old Country"
Milana Marsenich

"Return to Mameluke Bath"
Eleanor Bowen-Jones

Novel Excerpt
From the Open Books novel
Swift Dam
Sid Gustafson

Author Profile
Donald O'Donovan talks about his writing career, travels, literary influences, painting, day jobs, chickens and, of course, his novels... 

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

"How Central Asia Changed My Life"
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?"


Do you think that racism and racial profiling have increased in the last few years? Andrew Asibong, author of Mameluke Bath, 
addresses this question.

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 Irrationalist 
by Andrew Pessin
(Historical murder mystery )

Who would want to murder the world’s most famous philosopher?

Turns out: nearly everyone.

In 1649, Descartes was invited by the Queen of Sweden to become her Court Philosopher. Though he was the world’s leading philosopher, his life had by this point fallen apart. He was 53, penniless, living in exile in Amsterdam, alone. With much trepidation but not much choice, he arrived in Stockholm in mid-October.

Shortly thereafter he was dead.
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.
Africa Memoir, Vol.1,2 & 3
by Mark G. Wentling

Visit all 54 African countries with an adventurous American guide who has spent over half a century on the continent.
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.
Undaunted Optimist
(Essay / Humor)
by Chris Rodell

Rodell writes about America the way Sinatra sings about New York, unflinching about the gritty realities, but with abiding affection and relentless positivity about the future.”
—Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge

It’s a zany world out there and it takes a nimble mind to sort it all out. Rodell does it with style, warmth, an engaging euphoria and undaunted optimism that lets every reader know he enjoys being human and enjoys human beings.

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
"Postcards from the Borderlands is gracefully interwoven with history and geography, and guaranteed to ignite a bit of wanderlust in anyone who shares Mould’s sense of wonder and adventure at our strangely eclectic world of borders." —Natalie Koch, Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University, New York

"Postcards from the Borderlands is a love letter to the world by an “accidental” travel writer." —Jean Andrews, award-winning video documentary producer and science writer