A NERDY HISTORY

Of Dice And Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It By David M. Ewalt 288 pp. Scribner, $26.00 When one normally thinks of the often-derided role playing game Dungeons & Dragons, images of slack-jawed, hunchbacked nerds and obsessed geeks come to the forefront of the imagination. This is due ...

Heels In The Rain

*Painting by Andre Kohn The water’s droppin’ from the hazy-grey skies and I’m sittin’ here in an empty place, droppin’ from a buzz. My head is full of swimmin’ thoughts, my skin is pricklin’ at the cold wind. My ears are pickin’ up the tap tappin’ of the rain that sounds like static on the ...

THE WRITE LIFE: Chloe Viner Collins

It’s often said that being a writer is one of the loneliest professions. Be that as it may, I have acquired over time a bevy of friends who not only dabble in writing, but who make it their work and passion. I began this blog to showcase my own writing talents, but also to lift ...

THE WRITE LIFE: Writing Prompt #3

In a continued effort to write more, I have been posting writing prompt ideas not only for myself to use, but also for you. My hope is to use these prompts to write something myself and share with you all later. Please feel free to share anything you come up with as well.   Out ...

Cosplay Confessions: Mike Lavoie Cosplay

Cosplay Confessions is (what used to be a) monthly feature I added to my blog, though I’ve sort of been away from posting for a few months (almost a year, really) due to my job and getting married and other developments. Every month (and maybe twice a month), I tried featuring a different cosplayer and my ...

THE WRITE LIFE: ROSS KEARNEY

Writing is a solitary act, but despite that – I have acquired quite a few friends and acquaintances who either dabble in the profession or make it their own. As I focus my own goals to be writing-oriented, I figured that one of the best ways to do that would be to talk to my ...

A WRITER’S STRUGGLE WITH VIOLENCE

TOWNIE By Andre Dubus III 400 pp. W.W. Norton & Company, $15.95. Acclaimed author Andre Dubus III (House Of Sand And Fog) takes us back with him on a journey through his childhood in the slums of Lynn, Massachusetts all the way up through his development as a young man and then through his battle ...

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