Jeopardy On Easter by JUDGE SANTIAGO BURDON

Jeopardy On Easter  My oldest son Nigel and I went to an Easter Worship Service at a Christian Church with my cousin’s family. We were visiting for the holiday and I thought it polite to accept his invitation to attend the service. I believe it was a Methodist Church. “There’s a Methodist to the madness.”…

Laughing at the Great God Pan by K. A. Laity

Laughing at the Great God Pan K A. Laity In 2001 Camden Joy and Colin B. Morton wrote Pan, a book purporting to be ‘A work of imagination endeavouring to recount the Extraordinary yet True events occurring within the City of New York upon April the Seventh, Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Eight when: numerous hearts are…

Cut From A Different Cloth by Robert Ragan

Cut From A Different Cloth An alarm clock goes off. Outside, what little dark there is left waits for the sun to show up. Fuck my life, having to get up and go to work. It would be okay, but I always do something wrong giving the people I work with a reason to bitch…

The Road – A Landmark Novel by Mark McConville

The Road – A Landmark Novel. When you think of masters of American literature, Cormac McCarthy pops up as a true contender. Within his works, stories bloom and portray struggle in the wilderness, the American outback where greed escalates and where cowboys try to survive life-threatening onslaughts. His books aren’t for the fainthearted either, they’re works of fearless fiction…

Classic Noir: Two by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding K. A. Laity

People have been talking about Bookshop as an alternative to the ‘zon so I hopped over to set up my profile there and see what they have. Disappointingly, they have a very patchy collection. Ironically, as they sell themselves as a booster of independent bookstores, you’ll mostly find volumes from the not-so-indie presses. I tried to add…

Editors – An End Has A Start: Retrospective by Mark McConville

Editors – An End Has A Start: Retrospective. When beauty in music shrouds the world’s pain and its destructive nature, it’s a major success story. When music ripples through your thoughts and makes you see that it can be a lifeline, is a magical feeling. And music is ultimately a gateway to wider terrains and…

Murder in My High School by K. A. Laity

This is not going to be a lurid tale; more of a puzzled one. A colleague share a link this morning about the need to compensate formerly incarcerated people for telling their stories—particularly for those events seeking to redress the criminal (literally) imbalances in the justice system. It got me thinking about a weird thing from…

Leaving Home For Work with OCD by Stephen J. Golds

Leaving Home For Work with OCD   Okay, I’ve got my bag. I’ve got my wallet. Check. Subway pass? Check. Wallet. Subway pass. Touched them? Yes. Yes. In my pockets. They’re there. Okay, keys. Yes. Keys. Got them. What about the windows? They’re closed. Checked? No, but I know they’re closed. Okay. Go and check…

Waiting on Ernie Scenes from an open Dublin Legal Clinic by E F Fluff

Waiting on Ernie Scenes from an open Dublin Legal Clinic   Waiting at open legal clinics is often bleak. Today a man in his middle to late twenties came in. Thinning nondescript brown hair plastered in feathers to his head, he’d obviously been running and was having difficulty. As there were no more seats, he…