Disquiet . . . -ing

I picked up the novella Disquiet by Julia Leigh, somewhat by accident. I was reading the description on the book's front flap in the bookstore when my phone rang and distracted me. When I made my way to the cashier the book was in the pile and I had paid for it before I even know … Continue reading Disquiet . . . -ing

Foundation Sire, Foundation Story: The Godolphin Arabian by Eugene Sue – Around the Oval with Melaina Phipps – Horse Racing Nation

Foundation Sire, Foundation Story: The Godolphin Arabian by Eugene Sue - Around the Oval with Melaina Phipps - Horse Racing Nation. One of the foundation sires of the Thoroughbred breed, the Godolphin Arabian was not an “overnight success.” The path to glory was long, and adventurous, and came complete with a curious cast of characters. … Continue reading Foundation Sire, Foundation Story: The Godolphin Arabian by Eugene Sue – Around the Oval with Melaina Phipps – Horse Racing Nation

Three Truths and a Lie, No. 2

It is long overdue, but nonetheless, welcome to the second installment of "Three Truths and a Lie. " Actually, as it turns out that the first installment had two lies in it. It didn't at the time I wrote it, but  now it does. Mea culpa. My move to Las Vegas has been cancelled; at … Continue reading Three Truths and a Lie, No. 2

Less or More?

Borders on Broadway and Division Street in Saratoga Springs, NY Borders Books in Saratoga Springs, New York is closing. Centrally poised in a large corner storefront on Broadway, this store has been a part of the community for years now. While I am a supporter of small businesses and believe in patronizing the  locally owned … Continue reading Less or More?

So it’s come to this…

Over the summer I was in a bookstore when I spotted a new children's book, It's a Book by Lane Smith. I didn't have to open it or read one page to know where the story was going. Yes, it's a book (a fantastic, smart, cheeky book that adults will love too, by the way) … Continue reading So it’s come to this…

Overactive Imaginations

Several years ago I read a book entitled Superstition by David Ambrose. It told the tale of a group of paranormal scientists and researchers who, in an experiment in group telepathy, brought into being the presence of a person who never existed, a person who they had created in their imagination. When they manifested him … Continue reading Overactive Imaginations