Driving 400 miles round trip to the Lovecraft in Vermont event was worth it. Though things were terribly disorganized, and the guy-in-charge (Alan Eames) was obviously way overburdened doing the whole thing (just him and his wife running it), the speakers I saw were interesting and the haul I came back with is great stuff. […]
Oh great series of tubes, how you grace me with the works of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, and the works of Robert E. Howard, and Clark Ashton Smith, now so much in the public domain!
Anthony Riccio, author of Portrait of an Italian-American Neighborhood: The North End of Boston, is in the process of publishing a similar work about Italian neighborhoods in New Haven, Connecticut (where my family immigrated to at the turn of the 20th century). Anthony interviewed my dad and my great-grandmother and got a wealth of information […]
I spent the weekend visiting friends in another state. It was a long drive up and down the Eastern seaboard, and the caravan I was part of covered a lot of roads between here and there. When we got to Virginia, the surrounding town that our friends lived in was wholly unremarkable – and this […]
I simultaneously love you and hate you. Harry Potter is great stuff, but the creation of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans… for this, you I must despise. I bought a box of these bad boys made by Jelly Belly and Hasbro. They really aren’t kidding about the flavors. Dirt, booger, black pepper, sardine, vomit… that’s […]