Update of August 26: Instagram philslattery1957 vs. pslattery1515

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Phil Slattery
March, 2015

Just for everyone’s information, if you have been following my Instagram account at pslattery1515 and have noticed that there have been no updates for a while, that is because I have changed my Instagram account to philslattery1957. Please follow me there.

The reason for this is because I no longer have the cell phone or the yahoo email accounts that I used to create the pslattery1515 Instagram account. Now Instagram recognizes that I am on a new computer and it wants to send me a security code to confirm my identity, but the only contact info it has are the old cell phone number and the old email address. So I cannot open that account. Therefore, I have created the new account Instagram.com/philslattery1957. Please follow me there.

From YouTube: 3 Writing Tips from Jack Kerouac

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Phil Slattery
March, 2015

I saw this earlier tonight. The thing I found most interesting was that Jack Kerouac wrote a book called The Portable Jack Kerouac in which he discusses how to write. I would like to find a copy of that somewhere. I have read On the Road of course, and now I am reading Desolation Angels. I love his writing style. It is so action-filled and thought-provoking while keeping a free flowing, frenetic pace that is never boring.

I don’t think the guy who made this video will ever come close to writing anything as moving or exciting as Kerouac did. He just seems too much like a “square” to use a Beat Generation term. I think this guy has a hard time comprehending what Kerouac’s writing was about much less understanding Kerouac himself. He just seems to look at the words and not get the meaning behind them. That’s just a subjective opinion of mine though.

I have written lately about reading Desolation Angels and I believe it deserves to be better known than it is. It is a beautiful work in many ways. Sometimes Kerouac will be describing an event or a scene then, at the very end, he wraps it up with a breathtaking denouement of profound depth. To really comprehand Kerouac’s work, at least in Desolation Angels, one must have a feel for the spiritual and spirituality that he is trying to get across. If you have this, then you will see words, per se, as just superficial representations of the spiritual world that Kerouac is portraying. So help me, I cannot think of this YouTuber’s name, but I think his problem with Kerouac is that he sees just the words, the superficial representations, and not the spiritual universe behind them.

 

 

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Titles Available Now in my Amazon Store

The following works are now available at my Amazon page: amazon.com/author/philslattery.

The new cover for A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror as of November 15, 2019.

Available on Kindle. A revamped print edition is coming soon.

 

The Blonde cover fo The Scent and Other Stories

Available on Kindle and in Print

 

Available on Kindle and in Print

 

 

The new cover for Click as of November 15, 2019.

Available on Kindle and in Print

 

Available on Kindle and in Print. Note this story is included in A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror.

 

Available on Kindle and in Print. Note: These stories are included in A Tale of Hell and Other Works of Horror.

 

Shadows and Stars is my first, full-fledged novel. It is a science-fiction tale about a scientist who invents a portal and transports to an alien world where he becomes caught up in a revolution. I am finishing the first draft. The final draft will probably not require many changes. At approximately 135,000 words, it will be about 300 pages in 6 x9 format. This is how I visualize the cover currently.

 

Shadows and Stars cover 2

Coming hopefully soon.

 

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„Wild Love“ (2019) — Testkammer

 

Kurzfilm / Frankreich / Animation / 2019 Filmkritik: Der französische Animationsfilm „Wild Love“ (OT: „Amor salvaje“) ist eine Zusammenarbeit von sechs FilmemacherInnen von der École des Nouvelles Images in Avignon, Frankreich, welcher glatte Animationen mit bitterbösen Humor zu einem großem Spaß vereint. Alan und Beverly verbringen ihren Urlaub in der Natur. Durch einen Unfall kommt…

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From YouTube: Mike Wallace Interviews Aldous Huxley (1958)

In this interview, Aldous Huxley does not talk about Brave New World, but rather about a series of essays he had just finished on democracy. What is fascinating about this is that he discusses things and developments he expects in the future, which, from our perspective either came true or we see occuring today. Huxley also talks about how an authoritarian might take over the US using propaganda in a different way than Hitler used to take over Germany.