I’ve been depressed for a while. What month is it? Midway through March? Yes, a while. I couldn’t figure out why. I slipped into a funk sometime after the holidays. I couldn’t put my finger on what’s been at the root of bumming me out so much. […]
Photo of a woman drinking tea after a bombing raid in London during the Blitz (no copyright infringement intended.) Link. Yesterday, (when I started writing this),I purposely, and purposefully, sequestered myself from all “news” related items until the early evening. While tending to a few chores, I decided […]
This one starts kind of slow, but once it gets going, it’s worth the watch. It has an interesting message, one for the times we are living in. Loved it.
Sometimes, when I’m getting too serious, or I’m getting too bogged down over serious issues, I’ll just let myself run with it until something makes me laugh. This morning’s news cycle provided a treasure trove of ridiculousness. What sent me over the top was this news story about […]
socialism: noun, 1. any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods. 2. a: a system of society or group living in which there is NO private property. b: a system or condition of […]
It’s about greed and money and power. I think, all scientists should be skeptics. I think, the nature of the job demands it. Greenland used to be green, now it’s covered in ice. Iceland used to be covered in ice, but now it’s green. Human beings had nothing […]
So, yeah, a… don’t know where to begin. I haven’t read the “Green New Deal” in its entirety, but what I have read of it is, on the surface of it, is terrifyingly ridiculous, and that is the point of it. The “Green New Deal” calls for […]
The Wolf Man, 1941 Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Ralph Bellamy, Evelyn Ankers, Maria Ouspenskaya, Warren William, Bela Lugosi Written by Curt Siodmak Directed by George Waggner
Working on the cover for Bones, or COLB, I became inspired. I’ve been thinking about this book for years, recently, however, several of my published stories became unavailable online, and I decided they need a home at The Starlight Deluxe. Of all my many webpage incarnations over the […]
I’m going to ramble for a minute or two, then I’m going to go finish cleaning up the enormous mess I made in the kitchen tonight making cookies and carving pumpkins. Remember the other day I said I’d been so busy lately I ended up getting ahead of […]
If you’ve never seen AMC’s post apocalyptic series “The Walking Dead”, and you think you might want to check it out but, you don’t want to know anything that’s going to happen on that show, STOP reading this post right here. I’m going to speak freely about this […]
This quote works on so many levels. Human beings are perfectly imperfect. If you’re still making changes, that means you’re still learning new things.
Fiction. I couldn’t resist. It had been too long without seeing him. Too many nights of pacing, wondering. And so there I was again, sitting in our booth, waiting, hoping. Tempted by the twinkling neon as it beckoned and blinked, Always Open…Always Open… The Starlight Deluxe…because […]
Rumble Fish, 1983 Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Dennis Hopper, Laurence Fishburne, Diana Scarwid, Chris Penn, Tom Waits, Vincent Spano, Nicholas Cage Written by S.E. Hinton Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Streets of Fire, 1984 Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis, Willem Dafoe, Amy Madigan, […]