Archive for June 2018

Throwback Thursday: Once Upon a Time I was a Reporter

Throwback Thursday: Once Upon a Time I was a Reporter
Once upon a time, I was a reporter. It was a little weekly paper, called the Ingham County News. Part of a trio of family-owned papers, I joined the ICN straight out of college, making $5 an hour covering not just the towns of Mason and Holt, Michigan, but the county government and courts for... Read more »

We're Only Human: Calypso by David Sedaris

We're Only Human: Calypso by David Sedaris
So, David Sedaris would likely admit he’s never going to be confused with Malala Yousafzai. Or the Dalai Lama. Nonetheless. Sedaris is one of my favorite writers, and seeing him read live this past spring, would appear to a stranger as a rather gentle, maybe even nurturing, soul. He’d likely attribute this characterization to his... Read more »

Where Evil Personifies: The Outsider by Stephen King

Where Evil Personifies: The Outsider by Stephen King
It should be no surprise that Stephen King would write a book that scared the crap out of me. What does catch me off guard is when I find myself caring about the characters so much I am sad to see the story end, even though I really really really want the bad man to... Read more »
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Onto the Bucket List: Best Summer Books for 2018

Onto the Bucket List: Best Summer Books for 2018
All right, all right, all right! Summer 2018 is here — and even though in my world, it was 90 degrees last weekend and 50 degrees today, I’m still going to embrace the blessed fact that summer is upon us. For a few short months, fans of the page can take their passion outside onto... Read more »