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A Summer Break

Since I’m fully immersed in finishing a rough draft of my second book, a biography of iconic horror writer H. P. Lovecraft and his time in New York City, I’ll be stepping away from the blog for several weeks. In the meantime, I hope that you’ll check out some past pieces and enjoy the beginning…

An Autumn Break

Due to several work projects and writing deadlines, I’ll be taking a break from the blog for the remainder of September. Never fear, dear reader, I shall return in October. In the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy (and comment upon) some of my past posts.


A Fig Tree in Summer

A backyard fig tree prompts a reflection on gardening, nature, and place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation.

Solace in the Garden

Amid the distressing events of the past weeks and days–ongoing pandemic, massive unemployment, police violence, civic unrest, and horrible presidential leadership, I’ve found it challenging to concentrate and write. My subjects have grown smaller in scope and range, largely focusing on the happenings of nature in my wife’s and my backyard.

(Courtesy of Click Americana)

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! Although hosting a cookout with friends or holding a picnic with extended family might be impossible this year, try to make the most of the holiday.

A Late Spring Break

Due to a few upcoming speaking engagements and an ongoing research project, I’ll be taking a short break from the blog. I should return within a week or two. In the meantime, feel free to peruse older posts.  

Back Next Week … I Promise

I’m writing and editing on a tight deadline this week. Although I have hinted around my forthcoming book in past posts, I still can’t reveal any concrete details beyond its October publishing date. Sorry. I’ll post again next week. Promise. In the meantime, please enjoy my past posts. As always, I appreciate any comments. If…

Penning an Article, Taking (Another) Pause

At the moment, my friend and I are working on an article for a very entertaining, informative, and eclectic publication. This short-term project coupled with my book manuscript will demand all my creativity during the next few weeks. My apologies for stepping away from the blog for the second time in three months. In the…

Deadline Looming … Sporadic Writing

With a major publication deadline looming (more details in the future), I’ll be pulling away from Another Town on the Hudson for the next several weeks. In the meanwhile, I would be flattered if you entertained yourself with a few of my older posts.

Election Day: Vote, Vote, and Vote

Tomorrow November 8, 2016 is election day. Make sure to head to the polls and exercise your hard-fought right to vote. Make a choice for every candidate and ballot question–not just for president. Vote as if your voice counted, because tomorrow it does.