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The Girl in Geiger’s Bookstore Didn’t Know That

Favorite Films Part 3, or 4 Crime Stories and Noir Let’s get the Bogarting done. The Big Sleep, 1946 Howard Hawks directed, based on the novel by Raymond Chandler, which I’ve read and enjoyed. The running time on this one is just under two hours. It’s plot heavy, and it is good. Bogart portrays private eye Philip Marlowe in this

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You Know How To Whistle… Lauren Bacall.

 I was first introduced to Lauren Bacall by way of the silver screen when I was all of sixteen years old as she burned up the silver screen acting opposite Humphrey Bogart in Ernest Hemingway’s “To Have and Have Not.”  Betty, as she was known to her friends, was just nineteen years old when she came out to California for

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Standing Rock: Does This Look Like A News Story to You?

Calmly, as a matter of fact, ask yourself, Does what I see in these videos of what is currently happening at Standing Rock, look like a news story to me? Not whether or not you agree with the protestors or what is happening there, simply, does it look like a news story? Does it look like a big news story,

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Cheyenne Madonna, by Eddie Chuculate

     Eddie Chuculate’s descriptive prose reads like the view of the most brilliant landscape painting, the words providing a stark portrait in contrasts in some areas while melding into the delicacy required of a watercolor brush in others, whether the scenery be that of an actual landscape, the rolling countryside of Oklahoma, or simply the interior landscape of an adolescent

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Stanyan Street.

There’s a good chance that you’ve never heard of Rod McKuen, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Rod McKuen and just don’t know that you have, yet. A prolific poet and composer, credited with more than two hundred albums and more than thirty collections of poetry, including work in prominent films and the music industry, earning an Oscar

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Favorite Books of 2014.

My favorite reads of 2014… 1.) Cry Father by Benjamin WhitmerThis is billed as a story about father’s and sons and it is, it is also a hard-hitting rural noir, a crime story, and a how to write a story story. Patterson Wells is a mess not even really trying to recover from the death of his young son, a

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Solarcidal Tendencies.

This hasn’t been a bad week. Out now from the wonderful editors at Solarcide, Martin Garrity and Nathan Pettigrew, SOLARCIDAL TENDENCIES , the best of, so far! This is a unique collection of stories from some of today’s brightest authors on the rise. I am so very pleased to have my story THE LOVE included in this collection. As I’ve

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OPEN 24 – 7, But It’s Closing Time: The Re-Rewiring of the Internet Affected Brain.

Recently I’ve been thinking about how much time we, I, spend on the internet. I’ve thought about it before.   There was a time when I did not want a computer, whether it was a matter of being something of a technophobe or simply a general leeriness for reasons that I couldn’t quite explain, the idea simply didn’t appeal to

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Journeys End in Lovers Meeting; The Haunting of Hill House.

With “The Haunting of Hill House,” Shirley Jackson is often credited with having set the standard for Gothic haunted house stories and rightly so. Dr. Montague, with a questionably morbid curiosity that readers of the genre have come to take for granted in its necessity for creating the backbone of why any of the characters are there, wants to investigate

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