Terry Simons

Terry Simons is the founder of Round Bend Press Books in Portland, Oregon.  This story is excerpted from his memoir of growing up in Oregon, A Marvelous Paranoia.

San Francisco Blues, 101

The Conformists Have Their Daze

The Media and Our “Ignorant, Credulous and Propagandized People”

Surviving the Indy 500 and Vortex I

Tick, Tick, Tick: a Case for Reading

10 American Myths “Refutiated”*

Congress and the AR-15: One NRA Stooge Too Many

Rumors of Freedom: the Lives of Blacks in the American Revolution

Roots of American Exceptionalism:  Dirty Kitchens, Bedlam & the Bomb

Found Tapes: Six Lost Conversations with Buddy Dooley

Why I Did Not Go to Vietnam

Nobody’s Business But Your Own

A Pragmatic Nightmare:  on the Deplorables and Imbeciles Amongst Us

Don’t Piss in the Wind

The Truth About Ethics and Condoms

Clinton, Trump and the Theater of Cruelty

Yellow Ribbons, Jingoism and American Sports

July Was the Cruelest Month

Battle of Bands and Political Brands

Chasing Sanders: Getting Berned in the Age of False Pragmatism

Too Close for Comfort: Ben Linder, Elliott Abrams and Hillary Clinton

That Old Sinking Feeling and a Recurring Nightmare

The Clash of American Civilizations: Two Old Friends Talk Politics

Blaming Sanders: Why Democratic Party Unity is Officially Impossible

Mob Politics: the Democrats Have a Problem and It’s Not the Sandernistas

Katherine Dunn and Portland’s Lost Generation

Hillary Clinton is DINO-mite to the Billionaires

Switch Now! An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders

Money, Gender Politics and Democratic Denial

Security: a Tipping Point in U.S. History

Bernie? Why Not?

Socialism for Our Time: Meeting Michael Harrington

A Brief History of the Counterculture