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Still Night

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Still night
Hear the silence echo
Beneath a crisp, cold sky
Snow on the ground
Frost of the window pane
Even life seems frozen Continue reading “Still Night”

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Week in Review 1.14.2017-1.20.2018

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Here’s what I was up to this week. Dire Wolf is a brand-new poem I wrote while listening to Coast to Coast A.M. in the wee hours of the morning. As I alluded to last week, I have a blogging tip with Follow Your Own Blog (More Incompetence From WordPress). I read another book, this one dealing with Frankenstein in Making the Monster (2018) Review. I hate to have two book reviews, basically back to back in the same week, but Why We Don’t Suck (2017) Review didn’t take long to read for a key reason. Click the image or the title to read the piece. If you like it, click the like the button, and if you feel inclined, leave me a comment. All feedback is welcome. I post a nice eclectic mix. Be sure to click the follow button so you don’t miss anything. Continue reading “Week in Review 1.14.2017-1.20.2018”

Why We Don’t Suck (2017) Review

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I’m so sick of politics. Every time you turn around, turn on a radio or television. It’s gotten so bad I can barely use social media these days. Then one day, thanks to the fine folks over at Blogging for Books, I find a political book promising to be anything but a political book. A book intended to rattle the cages on both sides of the spectrum, and in doing so unite us, the regular people of this great country we call America. With a title of Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches, I thought Denis Leary’s 2017 book would deliver while providing a few laughs. I didn’t crack even the first smile. Instead, I found another book to go on the dreaded “so bad I couldn’t finish” shelf. Once again, I got taken in by the promise of a title. Continue reading “Why We Don’t Suck (2017) Review”

Making the Monster (2018) Review

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Frankenstein. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s creation is about to turn 200. Heralded as a “classic” by many, but not by me. I hated it, barely made it through, and really did for no other reason than to say I read it. Check out my review when I read it for Halloween ’16 for my complete thoughts. This might sound weird, but I like watching History Channel documentaries about the creation of the novel. In Search of History: Frankenstein, repackaged as a History’s Mysteries episode, and In Search of the Real Frankenstein are two top picks. I wish I had them to review and pair with this review of Kathryn Harkup’s upcoming 2018 release, Making the Monster: The Science Behind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Thanks to the fine folks over at NetGalley, I scored an early eBook to read and review. As of this writing, the expected release date is February 8, 2018.

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Follow Your Own Blog (More Incompetence From WordPress)

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Well, fellow bloggers once again WordPress’ incompetence leads me to write a rant. They haven’t made me do one in a while. I can’t remember the last one. There’s been several, and I’m not going to bother to link to them. An issue arose again I’ve dealt with many times. Each time I rant I try to offer a solution if I can. If it happens to me, it happens to others. I’m not the lone one, and neither are you. We’re all in the same boat so I do these types of pieces not only for myself, but the community as well.

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Week in Review 1.7.2017-1.13.2018

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Here’s what I was up to this week. Dead World is a poem fitting for the season, and due to incompetence by WordPress, inspired a piece for the coming week. Speaking of the current season, I wrote a short creative piece about the Virginia mountains in Welcome to Winter 2018. The college football season ended with the National Championship game and I recap it and look ahead to 2018. To end the week, there’s my first film review of 2018 with Paul Muni in I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932) Review. Click the image or the title to read the piece. If you like it, click the like the button, and if you feel inclined, leave me a comment. All feedback is welcome. I post a nice eclectic mix. Be sure to click the follow button so you don’t miss anything.

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