Tim Forkes, Author at Baltimore Post-Examiner

Tim Forkes

Tim Forkes








Tim Forkes started as a writer on a small alternative college newspaper in Milwaukee called the Crazy Shepherd. Writing about entertainment issues, he had the opportunity to speak with many people in show business, from the very famous to the people struggling to find an audience. In 1992 Tim moved to San Diego, CA and pursued other interests, but remained a freelance writer. Upon arrival in Southern California he was struck by how the business of government and business was so intertwined, far more so than he had witnessed in Wisconsin. His interest in entertainment began to wane and the business of politics took its place. He had always been interested in politics, his mother had been a Democratic Party official in Milwaukee, WI, so he sat down to dinner with many of Wisconsin’s greatest political names of the 20th Century: William Proxmire and Clem Zablocki chief among them. As a Marine Corps veteran, Tim has a great interest in veteran affairs, primarily as they relate to the men and women serving and their families. As far as Tim is concerned, the military-industrial complex has enough support. How the men and women who serve are treated is reprehensible, while in the military and especially once they become veterans. Tim would like to help change that reality.

Posts by Tim Forkes:

  • Pi_pie-Feature

    Pi won’t change, but Congress should

    One morning my friend (he shall remain anonymous to protect his guilt) and....

  • Oceanside-Feature

    Shark encounters and other thoughts

    What do you think death is like? Is it restful, does it have stars....

  • Vladimir_Putin_answered_journalists’_questions_on_the_situation_in_Ukraine_(2014-03-04)

    Putin wants the oil

    Vladimir Putin answered journalists’ questions on the situation in Ukraine. (Wikipedia) It’s About the....

  • Vladimir_Putin_answered_journalists’_questions_on_the_situation_in_Ukraine_(2014-03-04)

    What does Putin want?

    Vladimir Putin answered journalists’ questions on the situation in Ukraine. (Wikipedia) Ever been swimming....

  • St-Pat-Parade-David Yu-Flickr

    St. Patrick’s Day is about a saint

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco. Photo by David Yu via Flickr St. Patrick’s....

  • Sanders meme-Feature

    GOP screws Veterans again

    There’s a media storm getting whipped up from the vocal right that insists....

  • (Photo is screen shot from House of Cards)

    House of Cards: Politics of addiction

    Last year I caught the first episode of House of Cards, that Netflix....

  • Photo by Tim Forkes

    San Diego has a new mayor: Kevin Faulconer

    The San Diego Convention Center can be seen from San Diego Bay, in....

  • Photo is screen shot from YouTube

    Paul and Ringo: Grammys give old folks a few moments

    The nice folks on the MSNBC program, The Cycle, said Sunday Night’s Grammy....

  • Photo via Wikipedia

    Martin Luther King, Jr remembered and honored

    Monday, January 20: the back-end of another three-day weekend. The banks and post....