3-23-17 Local Characters, Local History!

Hey Gang, what a week! I’m sorry I haven’t been updating as much, but I’ve had my hands very full lately.

Local Characters

On a recent trip up to Massachusetts, I was talking with my parents about all the wonderful and energetic people we knew who had passed on and how they would be remembered. Then I realized my very question was probably why ballads were written and stories of old were told about certain individuals: so their personalities and deeds would not be lost to death.

Alan Moore Speaks and Inspires!

…Be Prepared to Excavate! – Alan Moore

It’s a very human thing to want to remember people. And then I thought of Allan Moore’s fantastic and inspiring video in which he encourages us all to explore our own towns and local heroes for fantastic histories. Basically he encourages the viewer to be inspired to write about his/her local history scenes.

He says it much better:

Write on!
Gabriel

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2-17-17 Stephen King’s Skeleton Crew and my writing

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Some thoughts on Skeleton Crew by Stephen King

Two weeks ago, I finished Stephen King’s epic short story anthology “Skeleton Crew”. While I found the book uneven at times (some of the story endings were not as good as the stories themselves), I really enjoyed his descriptions of New England (where I’m from). His descriptive powers are awesome, especially when it comes to describing nature. I also enjoyed the atmosphere King builds through almost over-describing everything. Often he’ll drift off topic, which can be frustrating, but maybe that’s what makes his stories stand out. It felt as if he was speaking to me in person!

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2-8-17 Trump is Fascistic

As many of you know, I strongly disagree with President Trump, his policies and his administration. I believe they are each laced with the worst America has to offer: bigotry, misogyny, and the use of wealth and power to intimidate.

One of the biggest problems right now, however, is that nobody seems willing to call his style of leadership for what it is: fascistic.

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