all night long, Beef Stew, Cafe-Mocha-Vodka-Valium-Latte-to-Go, cigarettes, coffee houses and diners, Conversations at The Party, Crime Stories, Diner Movies, everything's a coke except for Dr. Pepper, Great Songs, heart, Midnight at The Starlight Deluxe, No pulse- no reflection- no service., Noir, pie ala mode 35 cents, Publication News, Resilience and The Modern Woman, super deluxe bacon cheese burger, super deluxe bacon cheese burger with steak fries and bleu cheese dressing, The Competition Bump and Grind, The Smart Set, The Stories of the Starlight, Things you can't tell by just looking at her., You dig what I'm sayin?, You want fries with that?, Zombies

Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe

This book is a collection of short stories, flash fiction, a few poems, variations on a theme. These are stories about relationships, some are character, or lack of character, portraits, others are cautionary, observational, personal. The Starlight Deluxe, a diner, is a feature in many of these tales. Previously published pieces include 'With All the… Continue reading Midnight at the Starlight Deluxe

Courage, Food for thought., Freedom, Grace, Gratitude, heart, Hope, Life, limitless, Live, Navigation., Observations, On being a writer., On Writing, Perspective, Philosophy, Prayer, quiet, Quotations, Quote, Resilience, Resilience and The Modern Woman, Respect, Sacred, Saint Joan, Salvation, Strength, Style, super deluxe bacon cheese burger with steak fries and bleu cheese dressing, The art of living., The Smart Set, Things you can't tell by just looking at her., Writer, Writing

Inclement Weather, and Quotes from Saint Joan

The rain has been seemingly incessant. It was ingrained in me throughout my youth not to be a "complainer." However, seeing as how I am now firmly into my middle age, I am, on occasion, given to indulging myself in a bit of complaining and I will tell you, I think I've had it with… Continue reading Inclement Weather, and Quotes from Saint Joan

Culture, Excerpt, Fiction, Gold Mine, Grace, humor, Philosophy, Poem, Poetry, Prose, Resilience and The Modern Woman, Strength, The Smart Set

Fairy Wails

Coming soon... Fairy Wails Where is this hero Who is so oft spoke of? Where it this mythological man, Who saves the day, Who mends the heart And lights the way? Where is the hero Who wasnโ€™t fucked up by his mother? Who melts the bitterness of betrayal? Who elevates all men By the virtue… Continue reading Fairy Wails

Blatant Sarcasm, Bogart, Classics, coffee houses and diners, Conversations at The Party, Crime Stories, Culture, Detective, Dime Store Novels, Elegance, Fiction, Film, Hollywood, Intelligence is sexy., Movies, Night, Noir, Style, Television, The 1940s, The 1980s, The 1990s, The Smart Set

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

Favorite Films, Part ... ? of ? 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… Continue reading The Girl In Geiger’s Bookstore Didn’t Know That

Freedom, Observations, Opinion, Society Report, Strength, Study, Style, Technology, Television, The Smart Set, The Twilight Zone

Getting Over Willoughby to Get to Willoughby

Do other people ever stop telling us what to do? We begin learning the 'rules' at birth. Many of those rules are for our own safety and the safety and well-being of others, important, good rules, and facts of things that we all need to know to survive. Fire is hot. Brush your teeth. Tie… Continue reading Getting Over Willoughby to Get to Willoughby