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Apr.17.2014
Photo, from Kellerman's Facebook page   Another step in the right direction from Kellerman, whose last book, Guilt, was also very good.  Both novels are more readable and much less judgmental than were his previous 8 to 10 works, perhaps more.  The last two books are also much...
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Feb.25.2014
This is the first of a couple of blog entries of my thoughts about the nominees and the nominated works.   I'm in the fortunate position of being able to vote for the upcoming Bram Stoker Awards, a prestigious award given by the Horror Writers Association of America (of which I am a member...
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Oct.13.2013
Dear Readers,   In the next few days, I will try a massive (in terms of time, anyway) undertaking: two new blogs, maybe three.  So in addition to this site and my sports blog (where I babble mostly about baseball, baseball cards, and the sports world at large), please look at my...
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Oct.05.2013
Photo: The movie's poster, from its Wikipedia page.  Read that, too.  Interesting stuff.   Other than the incredibly obnoxious idiots talking and exclaiming behind me all through the movie, I have nothing but superlatives to say about the movie Gravity.  (Admittedly, the...
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Oct.01.2013
Photo: The book's cover, from goodreads.com   Eh.   That's really all I was going to write.  After months of anticipation, after all that time reading its 528 pages (well, okay, that took me just a few days), even after being the tome that drove me to the bookstore to write the...
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Sep.22.2013
  Photo--Former ebay logo in an office hallway.  From digitaltrends.com   I've discovered ebay lately, much to my happiness and my chagrin.  Happiness because I now own about 25 1908-1910 T206s, as well as a few 1935 Diamond Stars and a couple of more Goudeys.  (These...
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Sep.07.2013
Sep7 Ever look at a picture and make up a story about it? Well, she’s howling because her hot mate is off running around somewhere when she wants him to snuggle up with her by the Christmas tree and the warm fire. Or, she is missing some of her wolf books! Do you see which ones? And she’s...
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Jun.25.2013
Photo: from its Wikipedia page, here.  Go to it to read about this film's troubled shooting history.   A very good movie, a little bit more intellectual, directed, and written than usual for a summer film.  It's a constant moody edginess, a feeling that nothing extremely terrible...
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Jun.19.2013
Photo: Movie's poster from its Wikipedia page   Do not be swayed by the somewhat negative press surrounding The Man of Steel.  Go see it, and for the following reasons:   --Because it's meaningful and visually appealing at the same time.  You can't say that about too many films...
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Apr.20.2013
Photo: Boston's finest rushing to help an injured runner.  This will be SI's cover.  From mashable.com. My thoughts, such as they are, on this week's marathon massacre and the FBI's and Watertown PD's amazing capture of Suspect #2.  There'll be another post soon that chronicles my...