Back to School = School Supply Sales = ★★★★★

I hope everyone has had an amazing summer. Just like when I was a kid, it felt like it went by too quick, but I can’t say I’ll be sad to see some cooler temperatures roll in. It’s been a steamer!  It’s been a long time since I’ve been in back-to-school mode, but I love…

My Day at the Morgue

I’m currently on a path of remembrance. Doing research for my WIP (work in progress) is bringing up all sorts of memories. These memories have helped to mold me into an author that isn’t afraid of toeing the invisible line between horror and suspense. Today’s Murderer’s Market post takes you back to my first time…

My First Taste

If you are the parent of young children, you mark the end of the summer season with your offspring’s return to school. I am no different. Tomorrow is the big day. And not just because my kids return to school, but because my youngest starts all-day kindergarten. I’m free! After nine years of staying at…

Stuffed Shells and Cooking with Gas

Cooking With Gas Oh well – it’s nearly time for school to start here in Cornwallis, Virginia and I asked Rae Green of The Seawitch Saloon and Grill if she had any recipes both kids and busy parents would like. I expected something featuring the great seafood from the Eastern Shore but she surprised me…

Back to School With A Little Tarot Lesson

It’s already August 15th! Can you believe it? Another summer is almost over and the Back to School season has begun. I am currently working on a novella involving a tarot card reader. Three specific readings are included in the story and since I had my cards on the table, so to speak, I thought…

National Night Out

National Night Out 2012 Wednesday was National Night Out.It is the annual event, when neighborhoods across the country stand against crime. A time when communities get together and commune – be neighborly and get to know each other. Neighbors set up tables and covered their tables with edible treats. Even policemen and firemen showed up to show…

Full Red Haze Moon Madness

This month I didn’t have an opportunity to observe particularly odd behavior that I might credit to lunar effects. I was driving from Pennsylvania to Virginia on the interstate system, and it was impossible to isolate what might have been full-moon madness compared to normal crazed driving. So this month, sticking with a “Back to…

Edupunks Anonymous?

I’m Nara Malone and I’m an Edupunk. I’m such an Edupunk that I was a DIY student back in the days when I connected to institutions of higher learning via dial-up over a 2400 baud modem. I was an Edupunk back in the days when it was know by the old-school name of Autodidact.  If…

“Best Damn Book I’ve Ever Seen”: SWEET LAND

SWEET LAND. Ahhhh, Schweet Land – a film with spectacular sweeping landscapes, minimalist dialogue, lovely character development… and based on the short story, (yes, a SHORT story,) “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by the wonderfully talented Will Weaver. As a writer, reading and movie viewing for entertainment are all but lost to me. I spend…

The Sensual Art of Passing a Note

By Alexa Day Some people say that school’s going to be starting soon. I say that if we are lucky, school is always in session. Now that we’re all grown up, we have the glorious opportunity to study those things that were forbidden to us as students. Like passing a note. It’s tons of fun,…