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Crossing Lines

It probably isn't a smart move to make New Year Resolutions while under the influence of anything stronger than Mountain Dew. The reality of achieving goals set after five minutes of booze enhanced introspection, is naught; the same as the resolve not...

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What Is Your Sign?

It's never an easy conversation when someone asks me what Zodiac Sign I was born under. I'm never certain if the answer will effect our relationship, or even color their opinions with preconceived notions of character traits. I am not an adherent of the...

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The Secret Life of a Writer

The cue at the bottom of this blog page, warns me that "this section cannot remain empty", as if I would attempt to post a blog with only a title and no more substance than a patch of fog below it. I have to fight my way through the unsubstantial, but...

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Black Friday Needs Tweaked!

It's the early hours of the day after Thanksgiving. All is silent in the house. If I listen, all I hear is the click of the key strokes on my computer, and the muffled hum of the furnace as it works to ward off the cold outside the dark window. My coffee...

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Traditional Bogymen, by Francesca Quarto

Traditional Bogymen, by Francesca QuartoNo child was more afraid of the dark than I. Truth be told, I still get a shiver when the sound of a creak penetrates the gauzy fabric of my dreams, with the force of a thunderclap. It’s rather an embarrassment...

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The Rotting Man Syndrome

In this day of endless zombies cluttering our TV screens with their oozing faces and dangling body parts, it's almost a relief to watch the humorous exchange between a couple of colorful fish, searching for someone named "Dorey". I have developed a theory...

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Holiday Madness!

If you are a living, breathing human, you've heard no doubt of the craziness on the day after Thanksgiving; a day ominously named, Black Friday! Here's a synopsis of how it looks in newspapers and on TV. Shoppers waiting in long lines for stores to open...

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Our Fascination With Dead People!

Yikes! Not another tale of newly animated dead folk terrorizing an unsuspecting town! They come in foot-dragging, eye ball-sagging, arm-swinging swarms and seem to dominate our entertainment outlets. There appears to be a deeply rooted desire among the...

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She Remembers Free Love

Loretta believed that her days as a free spirit were done with her waist-length hair, long gypsy skirts and the "free love" rhetoric of every boy she had ever known in her youth. She had only the echoes of the music of the seventies and a grown daughter...

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