” . . . there are matters of which no jest can be made:” THE RED DEATH MURDERS

Well, it was bound to happen! A pandemic comes along, and you stop teaching. There’s nothing to do but stare at the walls, studiously avoid that mountain of books comprising  your TBR pile, and desultorily post in your blog about this or that mediocre novel that you read in Book Club. And then – inspiration! You … Continue reading ” . . . there are matters of which no jest can be made:” THE RED DEATH MURDERS

REGARDING THE APPEAL

FROM:             Rev. Felinius Sonnybear SUBJECT:        Mantra Date:               23 August, at 15:07 TO:                  Bradley Friedman Your presence at our last Zoom Yogathon was troubling, kiddo. You continue to allow yourself to bear the weight of the world on your shoulders. Are you practicing your breathing exercise? Did you receive the packet of licorice beetroot tea I sent you. It must be sipped … Continue reading REGARDING THE APPEAL

ON AND ON AND ON (BUT BETTER): The Punishment She Deserves

It’s funny the things that pop into your head while you’re driving. For instance, I was cruising down the highway the other day, and I slid in Disc 17 of Elizabeth George’s latest opus, The Punishment She Deserves. And as the latest chapter of this 18 disc/690 page long mystery began to play, it struck … Continue reading ON AND ON AND ON (BUT BETTER): The Punishment She Deserves

FIVE BOOKS TO READ BEFORE THEY’RE SPOILED FOR YOU – The Random Edition

Summer is winding down, and the hallowed halls of education will soon be opening their doors. Except for me, who has been stuck in the classroom for nearly three weeks now. Whatever happened to the agrarian calendar? At the beginning of August, Ben, that scintillating John Dickson Carr enthusiast over at The Green Capsule, presented … Continue reading FIVE BOOKS TO READ BEFORE THEY’RE SPOILED FOR YOU – The Random Edition