Meeting Halloween Readers
This author’s spooky season promises to be fun and hectic with events dedicated to both H. P. Lovecraft and horror.
Halloween Fun: Lovecraft and King Manor
Autumn has arrived, and Halloween is approaching. An upcoming talk at the King Manor Museum will detail the relationship between H. P. Lovecraft and New York City.
NecronomiCon Providence 2022
NecronomiCon Providence 2022 marks my first in-person event since the pandemic–a conversation about the long friendship between author H. P. Lovecraft and James F. Morton.
Plants & Animals
One recent morning, I wandered through my small backyard in Jersey City, New Jersey, reflecting upon the sudden changes and transformations wrought by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The wheels of modern life have ground to a halt. All the while, the natural world continues with its cycles of birth and death, regeneration and decay. Blinded…
Star Wars at Work
As a habit and a policy, I refrain from commenting upon my workplace on the blog. Every rule calls for the occasional exception.
Due to looming deadlines and two public events scheduled for next week, I’ll be taking a short sabbatical from my blog. I aim to return before October’s end.
The J. Owen Grundy History Award: My Book’s First Honor
On Thursday, May 31, 2018, the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will be awarding Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street (Fordham University Press) with the 2018 J. Owen Grundy History Award at the organization’s 18th Annual Preservation Awards.
A Neighborhood Crowd: Backroom Broadsides
The New Year started right. My neighborhood association invited me to read from Left Bank of the Hudson at its monthly open-mic and author series, Backroom Broadsides, on January 2, 2018. The event took place in the atmospheric parlour of the Fox & Crow, a favorite local pub and a popular spot for live music…
Chasing the Writer’s Life
In past posts, I have announced various writing and editing deadlines and alluded to the October publication of my forthcoming book, Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street. Attentive readers might have noticed the recent additions of “Book” and “Events” pages to this site. Fordham University Press will…
New Netherland in the Public Schools … in New York
A fellow history blogger (follow link for the story) reported that the New York State Social Studies curriculum is placing a greater emphasis on the period of Dutch colonial history in that state. A three-day workshop will be offered for educators at the New York State Museum (a fun place, by the way) in Albany,…