Linking To "View From The Moon"
I've always wanted "a moon with a view," and a professional writer, lawyer, and blogger who drilled through to Adored By Hordes from Iran Facts, (a.k.a Neo Resistance and run by the lovely Naj), Fleming, who runs View From the Moon, happened to read and kindly comment on the recently concocted posts of Prozac the Clown.
Fleming provides penetrating analysis of current events backed by deep knowledge of history, law, and mythology, spiced up by scalpel-sharp thinking free of convention's baggage. He (I think that's right, ey?) happened to write the children's book 'The Last Dragon,' and amongst other projects worked on writing 'The Saint' series, a spy character Val Kilmer would eventually portray in a 1997 movie by that name. Here is Fleming's profile:
I've lived many lives in one lifetime while teaching literature and creative writing in several universities, earning my living as a fiction writer for 10 years (4 of them in England), and practicing law (appellate practice mainly). Under my birth name, Fleming Lee Blitch, my children's books -- "The Amazing Adventures of Peter Grunt" and "The Last Dragon" -- were published by J.B. Lippincott Co.; I was a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Fellow as part of an award for Best Children's Fiction of the year. Various other books of mine were published, and I collaborated with Leslie Charteris on a number of books and television scripts in the "Saint" series. I've now retired from law and am devoting myself to playing and writing.Like most of the people I link to, Fleming doesn't seem to be too hung up on self-promotion, but View From The Moon is a refuge for fellow travelers. He is able to reach behind the Bullshit Curtain in impressively hygenic, surgical, and professional ways. With less wasted motion and fewer lost patients than my forays.
In current affairs, it's quite forgiveable if you're off huffing nitrous oxide from a large medicinal tank of it, but we've all got to come up for air sometime. VFTM would be that air, and is worth the time of anyone who wishes to understand what's going on in the now. To paraphrase Mel Gibson's character in M. Night Shyamalan's movie 'Signs:' "Play away, Fleming. Play away!" I look forward to learning much.