Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House – Atmospheric and Unsettling with a Pitch Perfect Ending

In honor of Halloween I decided to read the classic haunted house story The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. I found this book on many "Scariest Books all Time" lists so I decided to give it a shot.  Full disclosure before I move on, thus far the two scariest books I've ever read were The … Continue reading Book Review: The Haunting of Hill House – Atmospheric and Unsettling with a Pitch Perfect Ending

Book Review: “Columbine”, by Dave Cullen. No Easy Answers.

Columbine.  For many Americans, this word conjures powerful words and imagery. I tend to associate the following whenever I hear the word: School shooting Bullying Jocks Trench coat mafia Outcasts Over the years, I had heard mumblings that perhaps this was the wrong narrative.  That someone, somewhere got the story wrong.  I hardly paid attention.  … Continue reading Book Review: “Columbine”, by Dave Cullen. No Easy Answers.

Lessons From my Alter Ego: Getting Out of a Prickly Place

I like to think I have an alter ego, like Clark Kent but without the superpowers.  One side to my personality resides on this site, the more creative, inspirational, and frankly more open side. The other lives in the "real world".  By that I mean the side of my personality responsible for paying the bills, … Continue reading Lessons From my Alter Ego: Getting Out of a Prickly Place