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Something Like a Review : Darwen Arkwright and the Insidious Bleck by AJ Hartley

What feels like a million years ago, I read Darwen Arwright and the Peregrine Pact by AJ Hartley. I’d attended ConCarolinas, heard him speak about it and was intrigued by the premise, and charmed by what sounded a little bit like a Harry Potter-ish type story. 792 more words


What I Read This Year...and Last

I think just about everyone I know had a rough 2015, so there won’t be many tears as it departs in a matter of hours. To all who struggled, I wish you a better 2016, and to the feeling of renewal as the calendar switches over. 285 more words



Filmmaker John Lucas spent over five years recording a story that addresses both the inexcusable mishandling of justice and the significance of true friendship to the human experience: its resonant, rescuing power. 1,261 more words


Have you ever been kidnapped by a poet?

Poetic goddess Claudia Rankine sent electric currents through my art-heart and resurrected my spirit. Through a very eloquent, passionate, and humble voice; powered by knowledge, tragic realities, and painfully relevant content, the force of Citizen: An American Lyric literally took my breath away. 311 more words



*** This must be properly understood: “White” is not being used as an adjective to describe something physically incidental about a human being. In the context of this discussion, “white” is used as in the adjective that has been modified by America to describe a people who are granted superiority, in terms of entitlement, over all other ethnically diverse human beings and whose misplaced power is legally protected. 1,695 more words


Something Like a Review - The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters

I will be the first to admit that I have a particular affinity for Quirk Books. Their sense of humor and mine are pretty well-matched, so when they offered me a chance to read and review The Last Policeman series by Ben Winters, I jumped at it. 731 more words


It's the End of the World as We Know it...

…and I feel fine…

(You’re welcome for the earworm, by the way.)

Ok, so maybe I just got back from a weekend of being spoiled, maybe I’m sporting a sparkly red mani/pedi, and maybe I have a glass of wine sitting right beside me. 225 more words