Tango Isn’t for Everyone

When someone expresses an interest in learning tango, I often hesitate. I know tango looks fun, sexy and beautiful, but it can be a serious commitment. It’s a hardcore pursuit. Yes, some peop…

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BOOK REVIEW: THE 10TH FONTANA BOOK OF GREAT HORROR STORIES

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BOOK REVIEW: THE 10TH FONTANA BOOK OF GREAT HORROR STORIES

BOOK: The 10th Fontana Book Of Great Horror Stories

AUTHOR: Edited by Mary Danby

GENRE: Horror Anthologies

ISBN: 0-00-614272-9

FIRST PUBLISHED: 1977

PUBLISHER: Fontana Books

LANGUAGE: English

Lets talk horror. I’m a fan of ghost stories. Tales which make me look around as I read. Just to ensure that I don’t have an unwanted company. I’ve just completed reading one book in the Fontana Book series. The Fontana Books are a series of twenty books; anthologies of ghost stories published from 1972 to 1984. The book I have is the tenth to be published in the series, and my first to read. I know, I should have started with the first. (Sequence.) I couldn’t get book one, (edited by Christine Bernard) so I’ve started with the tenth.

From the first page, I…

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DU Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture Documentary

My Alma Mater is doing great things!

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The Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African American Material Culture recently released a trailer for their upcoming documentary The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot.
The Story of New Orleans Creole Cooking: The Black Hand in the Pot is a full-length documentary that unveils the untold stories of New Orleans black chefs, cooks, street food vendors, grocers and butchers from 1718 to the present. Highlighting the trials and triumphs of being black, working, cooking and eating in the culinary capital of the United States throughout the centuries. From Nellie Murray, the most sought after Créole de couleur caterer in New Orleans for many premier society balls and parties in the 1890s to the legendary Leah Chase, chef and co-owner of Dooky Chase Restaurant. Please click on the link to enjoy the movie trailer.

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ParTee On The Green : April 6, 2016. downtown Augusta

a community dance party American Bandstand meets Soul Train meets Shag City meets Teen Town in this #AugustaGolf tradition, an amazing Celebration of Community for all ages. “ParTee On The Green” i…

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Reaction to Obama Trip Reflects Change in Cuban-Americans

Lizette Alvarez (The New York Times) reports on the varying reactions by Cuban-Americans to President Obama’s historic trip to Cuba, underlining that it seems like most Cuban-Americans welcomed the…

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Excerpt from Peripheral: Tales of Horror At a Glance.

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“I can’t believe that happened,” Miyuki Sato said as she pulled her shirt off over her head. She stood in front of the mirror and shook her long hair back into place before returning her attention to Lenard Harris.

“Shit happens,” Lenard replied with the usual smirk. “That’s why they call them accidents.”

“I know…but still.”

“Don’t worry. I’m not hurt.”

“What do you think I’ll do without you?” Miyuki countered as she turned to her reflection once more.

Lenard in the meantime watched with admiration as the tips of her ebony locks caressed her erect nipples. His eyes trailed her physique, remaining a little longer on her flat stomach and the vertical slit of her belly button before roaming to her tiny waist and toned buttocks.

The two of them had been riding earlier on one of the many bicycle paths within the city. They had been attempting…

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“Banging at the Gates of American Literature”: I’m an Idiot, But Please Take Me Seriously

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On Monday I wrote an essay about writing and acted as if I knew what I was doing. I don’t. But I wrote a book. That’s the good news. I wrote a book, but I’m not sure that necessarily means I know anything about writing books. Maybe ask me after the sixth book comes out. Maybe ask me in ten years, and I’ll have adopted a more seraphic ability to disperse writerly wisdom. Until then, I’m an idiot. I’m a very serious idiot who takes writing very seriously, if not many other things in life.

download (9)Imagine I’m the proverbial monkey at the typewriter, and I’ve written enough that something I’ve written is rather good. Perhaps this is an accident, perhaps not. If you do anything for long enough, you get good at it. That’s old wisdom, isn’t it? Isn’t it? I would not know. I’m an idiot who got really…

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