Brasserie Breschard

Beer, Books, Bread, and Circuses

Peter Breschard

Peter Breschard
Location
Michigan, USA
Birthday
November 14
Bio
A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT is available now at Amazon and at serious bookstores -------------- -------------- Peter Breschard was born during the second half of the 20th century in the westernmost section of Long Island, New York; Breukelen. Reared in a suburban hamlet whose name honors famed Quaker Abolitionist Elias Hicks, Breschard has lived and worked in Boston, New York City, New Bedford, Stockbridge, Los Angeles, and Okemos, Michigan. Eschewing a narrowly focused career path, Breschard has at various times paid dues to the United Auto Workers, the Teamsters, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the Federation of Government Employees. Working as a cabbie, teacher, social worker, actor, federal agent, bookstore scout, production accountant, background artist, PC mechanic, census enumerator, stand-in, carpenter, floral deliveryperson, paperboy, caddy, Wall Street drone, portrayer of fictional characters; Breschard has never endorsed Hemingway's dictum regarding wars and writing. Peter Breschard's fictions have appeared in numerous publications.

MY RECENT POSTS


Now that Senator Bernie Sanders has collected over 109,000 electronic signatures in support of the  Saving American Democracy Amendment, which would help restore the definition of citizens as being human beings, you might ask yourself why you haven’t heard about Sanders’ amendment i… Read full post »


Support the Saving American Democracy Amendment

 

This might be  your most important action this week.

The Senate proposed the Eighteenth Amendment on December 18, 1917. Having been approved by 36 states, the 18th Amendment was ratified on January 16, 1919 and effected on January 17, 1920.Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2011 3:07PM

Are You a Victim or a Criminal?

There’s a bit of a thief in all of us. Human beings are capable of attempting whatever deed any other human being has attempted, and can conceive of unspeakable actions without ever carrying a single one of them out.

Right now, the vast majority of people in the United States are engaged,Read full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2011 2:17PM

Occupy Where the Money Is

George went down to the local Occupation camp the other day. You have to understand, George doesn’t live in a big city. George lives in what people in big cities hardly would consider a city at all. But his hometown is a state capital and as such has an Occupation going… Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2011 5:56PM

BROOKS BROTHERS T-SHIRT SPECIAL EVENT

 

BROOKS BROTHERS T-SHIRT SPECIAL EVENT

 

Every thirteen years Brooks Brothers conducts a very special T-shirt event for our most favored clients. These high thread count wonders are woven from the begrimed souls of corporate CEOs, and other club members, who have gone on to the ultimate taRead full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2011 5:51PM

BROOKS BROTHERS T-SHIRT SPECIAL EVENT

BROOKS BROTHERS T-SHIRT SPECIAL EVENT

Every thirteen years Brooks Brothers conducts a very special T-shirt event for our most favored clients. These high thread count wonders are woven from the begrimed souls of corporate CEOs, and other club members, who have gone on to the ultimate tax haven during/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 9:28PM

VOTE FOR OBAMA! After he arrests Bush

Vote for Obama after he arrests Bush. 

Not before. 

Not when he starts an investigation which will drag on until after the Presidential election and possibly disappear afterwards. 

Vote for Obama when he stops ignoring and violating the law. 
 
Vote for Obama when he jett
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SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 9:07PM

VOTE FOR OBAMA! After he arrests Bush

Vote for Obama after he arrests Bush.
 
Not before.
 
Not when he starts an investigation which will drag on until after the Presidential election and possibly disappear afterwards.
 
Vote for Obama when he stops ignoring and violating the law.
 
Vote for Obama when… Read full post »
Don't the howls wake you up in the morning? I know they do me. And I'm pretty sure that those packs of rabid dogs growling and prowling around Phil's house probably wake him and his family up as well. Rabid dogs taking control of the streets means the problem has gotten… Read full post »
Don't the howls wake you up in the morning? I know they do me. And I'm pretty sure that those packs of rabid dogs growling and prowling around Phil's house probably wake him and his family up as well. Rabid dogs taking control of the streets means the problem has gotten… Read full post »
Don't the howls wake you up in the morning? I know they do me. And I'm pretty sure that those packs of rabid dogs growling and prowling around Phil's house probably wake him and his family up as well. Rabid dogs taking control of the streets means the problem has gotten… Read full post »

Phil shouldn't be elected dog catcher.

Some folks should never get anywhere near a carburetor either. Or a fuel pump. Or a radiator. Or a transmission. You pick whatever part of an automobile you want and some folks shouldn't touch it with a ten-foot long… Read full post »
Phil shouldn't be elected dog catcher.
 
Some folks should never get anywhere near a carburetor either. Or a fuel pump. Or a radiator. Or a transmission. You pick whatever part of an automobile you want and some folks shouldn't touch it with a ten-foot long socket wrench.
 
Now, let's… Read full post »
Phil shouldn't be elected dog catcher.
Some folks should never get anywhere near a carburetor either. Or a fuel pump. Or a radiator. Or a transmission. You pick whatever part of an automobile you want and some folks shouldn't touch it with a ten-foot long socket wrench.
Now, let's get something… Read full post »
JULY 30, 2011 2:45PM

Mere Mindlessness

And so the blather which presents itself as statesmanship continues. The party of the extreme right dithers on about no government while the party of the less extreme right wing weeps about how it will have to take even more money from the poor and hand it over to their immensely… Read full post »

MAY 22, 2011 5:26PM

Ersatz, or not Ersatz

 
And now a brief pause.
 
Bin Laden is dead. No tears were shed. Moving on.
 
Days after the incumbent president officially announces his hat is now in the ring for reelection, the fugitive is found and killed.
 
Three wars.
 
There is time to look back and… Read full post »
MARCH 14, 2011 3:37PM

Self-made Nobodies

 
Self-made American billionaires.
 
You have to be kidding.
 
Self-made men, that’s what America is all about.
 
Rubbish.
 
One person, raising themself up by their own bootstraps, and making a fortune single handedly.  It’s the American way.
 
FEBRUARY 19, 2011 2:17PM

twtt

FEBRUARY 18, 2011 10:55AM

Spring Offensive 2011

Where We Are Right Now

Step back. Forget day-to-day trivialities. Forget politics. Step back and take a wider view. As a citizen are you proud of where this nation is and  where it is heading? 

At present the United States has two illegal, full fledged wars going on in Iraq and Afghani… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2011 5:50PM

Nook Book - In the Wind

In the Wind

 $5.95

 

In the Wind 

A great Valentine's Day gift 

 Playing with Nook Books (Barnes and Noble).

Illuminated manuscripts were more advanced than Kindle.

Link for Nook Circus Rider coming soon.  Read full post »

gumby

 

Big news today is the rounding up of Mafia members all the way from the balmy shores of New Jersey to the frequently frozen fens of Boston. The Obama Justice Department decided it was about time they should enforce some of the laws of the United States. Attorney General… Read full post »

JANUARY 3, 2011 9:42AM

While You Were Sleeping

It’s been two years, are you awake enough now to open your eyes? Or are you still having your sweet dream about a handsome, wise, young man arising from the Midwest who at long last will fulfill a liberal Democratic vision of government? And bring peace and universal health care to… Read full post »

DECEMBER 2, 2010 1:16PM

Obama elected to protect torturers

Now that Wikileaks has shown how the Obama administration took an active part in protecting torturers from prosecution in Spain, perhaps it's time to look again at the big lie of the past two years. Would somebody please make an ass of themself and explain why they think Obama is a liberalRead full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2010 3:05PM

excerpt from CIRCUS RIDER

from CIRCUS RIDER, a novel history  by Peter Breschard copyright 2010

 

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

When the original manuscript of CIRCUS RIDER arrived at our workplace, my staff and I were decidedly cautious. In the course of an ordinary week, we encounter numerous historical novels based upon an a… Read full post »

Do you even think about the wars? After ten years of occupation of one Muslim country or another, do you ever stop to think about just how wrong these military actions are?

With all the whining from both parties about nickels and dimes and new economic theories coming out of… Read full post »