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steven-belanger's picture
Feb.11.2014
Photo: Stevie Nicks, from her Wikipedia page.  Read on for the AHS: Coven connection, especially if you haven't seen the show.   It's over now, anyway, and the ending was so disappointing that I didn't even want to write about that.  That's bad, and that's how bad it was.  The...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.19.2013
December 19     Crazy Time   Picking the right time to be crazy seems to be the key to getting away with it.  Wanting to get away with it slants the field a tad.  What crazy is changes from place to place, which puts all the more emphasis on the timing.  The...
robert-earle's picture
Oct.03.2013
III Back in the jury room, someone said, "What about a foreman?"  No one volunteered.  I let that go for ten seconds or so and said I'd been a foreman before and chaired many meetings, so I'd volunteer and begin simply by asking everyone to talk, without stating firm decisions, about...
ivan-g-goldman's picture
Sep.23.2013
The Ivan G. Goldman Interview by Karl Wolff Posted on September 23, 2013, Driftless Area Review I reviewed Ivan Goldman’s Sick Justice: Inside the American Gulag for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. It was a rare occasion for a book I reviewed to score a perfect 10. In this...
dale-estey's picture
Apr.30.2013
Of course, if Allah has any mercy, there will be copies of Kafka. "The Trial" might be cruel, but "The Metamorphosis" might be appropriate. "In the Penal Colony" is not a positive idea, however. It might give guards and administrators alike too much temptation. [DE] A file photo of...
suellen-ocean's picture
Jan.30.2013
You hear it all the time and you know what it means... at least you think you do. But are you confident enough to use the word yourself? When I hear a word like Draconian, I know what it means but only because I've heard the word in context. So I look words like this up in the dictionary because I...
phil-naessens's picture
Oct.14.2012
It’s a dark and dreary Sunday and like most Sunday’s I attempt to plan the opening to Monday’s Phil Naessens Show. Lately that usually involves the miscues of the New York Jets and the growing disdain for starting Quarterback (QB) Mark Sanchez and him being replaced by backup QB Tim Tebow, who I...
dale-estey's picture
Jul.11.2012
Now is the time to key this blog. At some portion of the upcoming day, my total visitor count at Red Room (hmm - red) is going to reach 666,666. Fitting, perhaps, for a chap who has two Satan novels he is attempting to sell (with eyes upon a trilogy). Get thee behind me - and give a push. I...
kay-bergey's picture
Jul.01.2012
Many of us struggle with the issue of religion, and in particular the evidence for or against the existence of a god, or indeed, a glowing afterlife.  This topic is one I myself have wrangled with for years (and years, and years).  To that end I share with you my own ‘spiritual...
fran-lewis's picture
Jun.20.2012
The ConvictionAuthor: Robert Dugoni Abandonment takes many different forms and can be defined in many ways. Although some think they are there when others need them in reality they are not. Young people perceive the world in their own way and adults do not often grasp their problems, see through...