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Ed Cowan attended high school and the University of Texas in Austin, getting his BA in English in 1964. In 1965 he moved to Vermont, became a writer, and spent ten years, most of it on the staff at Montpelier High School after manning a fire tower for two years. He received his MA in Creative Fiction from Goddard College in 1974, having studied under the novelist Tom McHale. He left in 1975 to teach school for two years in the Australian outback and Sydney. He published five articles in his second year there to raise traveling money for a trip on around the world, and one of those articles he published in eight European magazines while traveling about Europe on a Eurail pass.
Mr. Cowan has lived in over a dozen states in the intervening years, usually supporting himself as a teacher, and he has traveled extensively in nearly all states. He has also published articles and essays in newspapers and magazines, and his book, Terminal Planet or Green Earth? was published by Xlibris in 2006. Currently residing in Los Angeles, he is an avid outdoorsman who still plays tennis, bikes, and skis.
(16 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 26, 2009 The Great Myths, Evasions, and Lies of the 21st Century
This work destroys the nine greatest myths, hypocrisies, evasions, and lies of the 21st Century: Bush treason on 9/11, distorted statistics, class warfare, Republican low-wage-crime-drug cycle, 29 years of wage-destroying, wide-open borders, Federal Reserve is our friend, factory farming is good farming, the evils of hemp and hash, that Christ was a reactionary, and how to destroy fear, which now grips us.
SHARE Wednesday, March 25, 2009 State of the Union
In this final fictive essay, I meet with Obama in the Oval Office. I read him Lincoln's record of successes; we discuss America's 'off' switch, nuke problems, and our financial crises. I give him six examples of great American myths. He reveals he can't nationalize the Fed and the banks-not yet-but he will later!
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 1, 2009 My Lunch with President-Elect Obama--The Meeting in the Annex
Following up their lunch weeks earlier, Obama flies Cowan to D.C. for a meeting via a TV hookup in which they further discuss world problems, Obama's over-riding emergencies, and the cause of a probable financial collapse in February: a collection of private bankers, through the Federal Reserve, issues money in our name and collects the interest off of it.
The solution is simple: issue money through a "national" bank.
SHARE Saturday, December 20, 2008 My Lunch with President-Elect Obama
At a fictional lunch, President-Elect Obama and I discuss using media creatively to provoke a worldwide debate about our problems, what our top five problems are, what to do about them, and we briefly discuss Obama's over-riding priority, a possible collapse of government finances by February 2008. Part II, "The Meeting in the Annex," which explores a total financial collapse, will be posted about 12/21/08.