Friday, June 22, 2018

Shenanigans Episode 33: It's Like Deja-Vu All Over Again

This week hilarity ensues right from the start when Craig does his intro...and then forgets to intorduce the gang. Rich ad libs it for us. Then it's on to a very special church message from a congregation in Surfer's Paradise. Beware of eating undercooked seafood; you may be in for a big surprise. Astronauts must pee on the bus wheels on their way to the launch pad. Apparently it helps them go 'round and 'round. We debate whether some modern art is actually pretty crappy. And the hottest grandmother is 36!?!?!?!

Cast: Craig, Rich, Walden, and Howie

Running Time: 67 minutes

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Reminiscing: Picking Blackberries

Spring is a difficult time to write. Finally after a long winter, we can get outside and start to clean up what the snow has left behind. Because of that, I’ve been very remiss in getting stuff written for the blog. There’s just so much going on outside, and it’s been so nice, who wants to sit at a computer and write? However, after a weekend of spreading mulch, a story from when I was a kid popped into mind. That is the subject of this week’s Reminiscing.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Book Reviews Reloaded: A Swollen Red Sun

This article first appeared on East Niagara Post on January 20, 2015. It is repeated here as I work to put all my book reviews in one place. They will be posted on Thursdays or Fridays and only be altered from the original in that I will add publisher information and pages. Hopefully, by revisiting these reviews, other people might find a book they'd like to pick up for their own enjoyment.

A Swollen Red Sun - Matthew McBride
Mysterious Press
254 Pages

I picked up A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride at the library on a whim. I’m glad I did. Imagine taking Sons of Anarchy, Justified, and Breaking Bad and mixing them all together. I love those shows, mostly for the writing despite the criminal hero worship. This novel has a little bit of all them and it makes for an exciting, quick read.