Monthly Archives: October 2011

Night of the living deadhead

Halloween is fast approaching, a holiday that is all about good taste, decorum, and style. And nothing says elegance more than a $35 “slutty nurse” costume from Spencer Gifts. Actually, that’s not true. There are plenty of “do-it-yourself” ways to … Continue reading

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Resurrecting My Childhood Ghosts

It’s a paperback that cost 45 cents when it was brand new. It’s a little more squat and wide than a traditional mass market edition, and has a red moon and a black bird on the cover. I wrote my … Continue reading

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So grateful to occupy Vermont

Earlier this month I was at the single digit A gates at Washington’s Dulles Airport late on a Saturday afternoon. There are few airport concourses in this country more reminiscent of the American embassy in Saigon in 1975 – as … Continue reading

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Media updates on The Night Strangers

   I’m now two weeks through “The Nights Strangers” Let’s Keep It Dark, Rock-and-Roll Book Tour, and I have been having way too much fun. I hope readers have, too.      This week I will be visiting Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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Winter’s coming. Time to call Rudy.

First of all, let me be clear: I am not as inept when it comes to home improvement projects as many of you think I am. I’m actually more inept. There are some things I don’t even try. For instance, … Continue reading

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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

I’ve now had my first fire in the woodstove, which means the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Company is on high alert. Okay, that’s an exaggeration. They’re only on medium alert — sort of like the old Homeland Security color-coded warning system, which … Continue reading

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“It will invade your world.”

That headline is a line from Nanore Barsoumian’s review of “The Night Strangers.” I love it. But there have been other terrific lines so far, too.  To wit, this one from Justin Cronin in his review: “To put the matter … Continue reading

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