I was crossing the University of Arkansas campus at Fayetteville with my wife, Rachel, when a young male student approached us and said something weird. It was Saturday and there weren’t man… Source: I See Your Night, and Raise You Hell by Charles GramlichRead more "I See Your Night, and Raise You Hell by Charles Gramlich"
A slow rainy night at the Coffeehouse. Blair let me pick the night’s 3rd DVD: ZOMBIELAND. (Had to get away from the end of relationship flicks!) I did pick up 3 more volumes from the free book table–1 of them an old Mike Shayne mystery novel (pulp adventure lit), 1 urban nonfiction (about gangs, druggies, […]Read more "June 23 at the Midway, Part 2"
Tonight’s coffeehouse features a new flavor–Parker’s Maple Cinnamon (not half-bad, I found)–along with Dunkin’ Donuts Regular Blend. The first DVD of the evening was FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, followed by THE BREAK-UP ( I sense a theme). New resident Nathan F. has been moving in tonight. A spirited card game is ongoing a couple booths from […]Read more "June 23 at the Grand Midway"
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? https://teespring.com/deadman-s-tome-emblem-shirt? The Nation was in turmoil—felt simultaneously threatened and neglected, from within and from without. To some it seemed it had always been and always would be so. ? But for now the four young people allowed themselves pride in their accomplishment and hope for the future. They…
Join the Deadman’s Tome Fan Club In the traditional myths taught before the Revolution changed so much, Nymphs were minor Goddesses who manifested themselves in human form as lovely, innocent… Source: The Vampire Nymph by Jim LeeRead more "The Vampire Nymph by Jim Lee"
The wordpress.com-based website DEADMAN’S TOME posted a new contemporary horror story of mine (“Over the Threshold”) today. As payments are based on the number of people who read, like, comment on and share stories posted there, I encourage anybody interested to visit the site and read my work. Thanks!Read more "Horror Story Published"
The Tell-Tale Horse by Rita Mae Brown (novel, 2007). The last couple books I’ve reviewed have been serious, thoughtful and moving personal memoirs. As a change of pace, today I consider an entertaining murder mystery–the sixth of a series having to do with the world of fox hunters that Rita Mae Brown has been writing for […]Read more "Reviewed: THE TELL-TALE HORSE"
Pandora by Helen Mihajlovic The ethereal song of the blackbird infuses an azure sky as Hephaestus plunges his hand into a tepid lake. He digs his fingers deeply into the wet soil removing ha… Source: Pandora by Helen MihajlovicRead more "Pandora by Helen Mihajlovic"
Rain, thunder, lightning and wind–what a great night for the weekly Shangri-La Coffee Lounge at Windber’s fabulously haunted Grand Midway Hotel! Owner Blair Murphy has invested on several new flavors of designer coffees and teas. To start the night off, I sampled SAM’S CHOICE MEDIUM ROAST COFFEE. Not bad at all. The old reliable DUNKIN […]Read more "June 16 at the Midway, Part 1"
A Generation Lost: China Under the Cultural Revolution by Zi-Ping Luo (1990, memoir) This extraordinary book details the often harrowing experiences of a bright young woman coming of age in Shanghai, China during the late-1960s/early-’70s’ turmoil of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. The title refers to an entire generation deprived of organized education because of the anti-intellectual beliefs […]Read more "Reviewed: A GENERATION LOST"