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Picking through the Flotsam and Jetsam of a Life

I went to an estate sale the other day. It was not in some huge mansion full of antiques or precious jewels. It was a small, 1950’s style ranch in a non-descript neighborhood in Providence. 435 more words

Mind Wanderings

How to Get More Traffic to Your Blog

I have been writing this blog for the better part of four years and am steadily approaching 10,000 views. My viewership has gradually crept upward since I started this endeavor. 560 more words

Scrooged (USA 1988)

“Scrooged” opens in the clouds, and then suddenly descends on a snowbound cottage. Signs inform us that its Santa’s workshop and we’re at the North Pole. 628 more words


Becoming Scrooge: A Christmas Carol


“It was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. 684 more words


Fiction Isn't Lying . . . Until It Is

Some Christians, apparently, don’t think it’s OK to read fiction because fiction is all about made up characters, places, and events. In other words, it’s all lies. 845 more words


Considering context

An important part of English is understanding when something was produced and how that might have affected the messages within it, the plot, the characterisation and a whole range of other elements in a text. 200 more words

Obscure Victorian Gothic Lit (How's that for Click-bait?)

Think of the Victorian Gothic. Images of dismal gloom, the inexplicably supernatural, and the fantastically picturesque probably come to mind. Ghosts and vampires–all that shit–abound within the genre, and it is described by many as the literature of excess. 1,992 more words