Nostalgic for the 50s?
Treat Gently, This Gentle Man
Recent studies show that people who make their beds sleep better at night. But on rebellious days, when I decide NOT to make my bed, I feel powerful, in charge, not to be controlled by the voices in my … Continue reading
My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien is a collection of related stories about a platoon of US soldiers in Vietnam. The book is more than a blood and guts soaked through in the … Continue reading
My children’s father lies in a coma, stricken by a stroke in his brain stem. Although we are no longer tied by marriage, and we are each happily married to other people, our children are like double-sided tape–they bond us … Continue reading
I struggle with the fear that memoir writing is a narcissistic pastime. I blame the fear on a haunting 19th century painting I encountered in the Presbyterian church I attended throughout my childhood. I can still imagine that large and … Continue reading
In this youtube.com video, Stephen King tells what inspired him to write Dreamcatchers and how he developed his ideas. Dreamcatchers is not a book or movie for the faint of heart; the premise of the alien source is really gross … Continue reading