Book Review: The House of Seven Gables – Portrait of a Cursed Family

– From Archived Site –  The House of Seven Gables – not to be confused with  Anne of Green Gables – is a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts.  Given the setting it is probably not surprising that the alleged “curse” arises from a humble farmer named Matthew Maule who was executed for wizardry. […]

Off Topic: Musings on Rumors of a Big Little Lies Season 2 (Spoilers!)

– From Archived Site –  First off, let me say that I loved the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies.  The characters (the acting!), the production values, the music, the story, the real estate porn – it all worked for me.  Any minor gripes I had with the show were minuscule in comparison with the multitude […]