Rushing about for various tasks, so my account of Thursday’s coffeehouse at the Grand Midway is late getting posted. Today (in an hour or so) I’ll be back down there for the attempt to get another World Record (Most People Dressed As Wizards). Last year, we had the redcord for most people dressed as ghosts […]Read more "Coffeehouse Nights: June 14, 2018"
Things were hopping at last night’s coffeehouse at Windber, PA’s fabled haunted hotel! It was another open mic night. The funky local musical duo, The Birddogs, performed more of their eclectic covers and a young standup comic Edward Locker (spelling?) made his Grand Midway debut with a set that centered around growing up in the […]Read more "Coffeehouse Nights: June 7, 2018"
Extensively renovated over the winter, the Grand Midway’s coffee baris again open on a weekly basis: 7-11 PM, every Thursday in my hometown (Windber, Pennsylvania). Was down there last evening and this is my first detailed report of the doings this season. Now, you must understand: Windber is a smallish place, a former coal mining boomtown […]Read more "Coffeehouse Nights: The Morning After Report, May 18, 2018"
My hometown of Windber, Pennsylvania has a public library the likes of which most towns of similarly modest size could only envy. It’s a first-rate institution, located in what Windberites of a certain age will remember as East End Elementary School (which I attended eons ago). Very well-equipped (especially for a smalltown operation), it provides an […]Read more "Windber Library Needs Help!"
This post is all about my latest publishing efforts/news. This time out, there’s two book reviews and a short but emotional SF story to discuss. The image shows the front and back covers of the 3rd issue of Skelos, a print magazine of weird and dark fantasy literature. Its almost 200 perfect bound pages are chocked […]Read more "Assorted Writing/Publication News"
Seasonably chilly night at the Grand Midway (tomorrow will be much colder, followed by more up/down days). Such is Windber in November (and most of the rest of the year). Anyway…tonight’s first movie is Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Two young regulars were, predictably, debating which of the movie’s several firearms and vehicles featured in the flick… Early […]Read more "COFFEEHOUSE NIGHTS: November 9, 2017"
My cranky laptop somehow refused accept an offered Wi-Fi signal last night at the Grand Midway, so I’m forced into another day-after report. November 2 was, of course, the last day of the 3-day-long Day of the Dead observance down in southern Mexico (did you know it’s only the last few decades that the tradition […]Read more "Coffeehouse Recap, the Day After: November 2, 2017 at the Grand Midway Hotel"