I always knew my father left home sometime after high school –maybe 1959 or 1960 — and joined the army. A silence surrounded my father and his life was a hidden mystery. Like everything else he didn’t have a version of his experiences in the army. So I have to piece together his military years with scant … Continue reading The Sum of My Father’s Life
Book Review & Portrait of the Author Elish Mulholland ‘s novels are cinematically rendered and set within an intriguing psychological landscape. In her novel, A Personal Assassin she writes about Tudor England and her prose casts the reader into the past through sensory and visceral prose. As her young heroine, Edony enters the queen’s court, … Continue reading Eilish Mulholland: Featured Author
Perhaps I've posted these elsewhere but aren't they wonderful. It's been a while focusing on my dissertation-a long time since a blog post, even longer since I spent a hour at a flea market examining boxes of old photos like these. Each a little vouyeristic. The past lives in these faces, in our imaginations...
I am very excited to update you on the new podcast I am writing / producing with Red Couch / Black Dog Productions. I am teaming up with actors / producers Beth Ricketson & Ryan Bowen and this is our first podcast. The adaptation of my novel-in-progress, The Diarist, is turning into a noir-ish, psychological … Continue reading The Diarist – Podcast Coming This Summer
Featured Author: Roger Baker Rabbit Lane: Memoir of A Country Road Book Review There are not a lot of books like Roger Baker's Rabbit Lane: Memoir of a Country Road. It is indeed musings of Rabbit Lane the rural path that runs alongside the developed highway in Erda, Utah. The road is a metaphor … Continue reading Featured Author: Roger Baker
I was downtown with my daughter and my niece yesterday afternoon and we saw that the 1950s era, downtown Macy's is closing. It was one of the last few days in business. The five story department store had little inventory and several of the floors were empty. It was a creepy adventure, riding the escalators … Continue reading Macy’s Closing
In some ways estate sales are an intimate and nostalgic visit into another person's life. There is nothing like it and its unjust to equate "shopping" with rummaging through a recently deceased person's home looking for collectibles, or something unique.It's reverent and should be approached as such. I think of my own home. And always … Continue reading Adopting Nostalgia: the final resting place of second hand collectibles