I don’t trust anyone with more lawn chairs on the front lawn than there are people who live in the house.
I don’t trust anyone wearing a lapel pin, I don’t care what it says.
I don’t trust anyone coming at me with a big smile and his hand extended.
I don’t trust anyone I’ve left out of my will and half of the people I put in.
I don’t trust people who say their intentions are good.
I’m partial to loners, street people and self-employed carpenters, and I love small children, dogs, cats and horses.
I have a fairly neutral attitude toward frogs, lizards and snakes.
I’m open to good musicians, poets and artists, because there’s no way you can fake a good song, poem or painting, and we all need these things, even the people I don’t trust, although they’re blind to the fact, sitting in their lawn chairs with idiotic smiles on their faces, waving to the passing cars.
At one time I thought it was possible to have a true friend and a woman who loved me, but time proved me wrong.
HCOLOM PRESS is the heir to Vagabond Press, which began as a main player in the Mimeo Revolution of the Sixties and continued publishing right into the jaws of the new millennium. HCOLOM PRESS embodies the spirit of Vagabond Press, retooled for the times we live in.
Hcolom is Moloch spelled backwards. Moloch is an Old Testament deity to which children were sacrificed, a practice society still engages in with increased enthusiasm. Consumerism is the new Moloch, manifesting itself like cancer in war, politics, the arts and religion, in every nook and cranny of human endeavor, draining the intrinsic beauty out of life and mutilating the innocence and magic of childhood with its commercial meat hook. HCOLOM PRESS intends to publish books that by their nature repudiate this pernicious force–novels, poetry, children’s books and books that transcend genre.
Our launch book, in June of 2006, was John Bennett’s novel, Tire Grabbers, a fable of sorts, a reality book rooted in the fantasy of our times, the story of the coming of Moloch and the children who rise up in rebellion against it.
Books of kindred spirit will follow close on its heels. Go for it by clicking here… or hit the Hcolom logo above… or just hit any of the following covers…