A Memorable Passing – Christopher Hitchens April 13, 1949 to Dec. 15th, 2011

A remarkable voice was silenced yesterday after a long illness.  Whether you agreed with him  (“the greatest living essayist in the English language” – Christopher Buckley)or thought him to be  a “lying, self-serving, fat-assed, chain-smoking, drunken, opportunistic and cynical”( Alexander Cockburn), he was never boring, always thought provoking, prodding you out of your compliancy and… Continue reading A Memorable Passing – Christopher Hitchens April 13, 1949 to Dec. 15th, 2011

Review of The Miracle of the Bellskis by Astrid Amara

Too much family.too little Egg Nog. It’s been three years since Seth Bellski forced his boyfriend and ex-boss Lars Varga out of the closet. Since then, Seth has passed the bar and become an attorney, and Lars has started his own firm. Their sex life has gotten steamier, and everything seems perfect between them. Until… Continue reading Review of The Miracle of the Bellskis by Astrid Amara

Review of What Can Be by Mary Calmes

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13030951-what-can-be” My rating: 4 of 5 stars What Can Be by Mary Calmes:From Dreamspinner Press: “Thirteen years ago, Eli went on a summer trip with his mother and never came back. Now, existing in a new life as Jacob Somerville, he’s again running from fear and memories, only to end up where he started. As… Continue reading Review of What Can Be by Mary Calmes

The Winter Courtship of Fur-Bearing Critters by Amy Lane (a review)

Five stars not only for the story but for the picture and knitting instructions at the end. I laughed until I thought I would pass out. Thanks, Amy! Now I should say in the beginning that I knit and manhandle yarn at every opportunity, so this story really sang to me. I loved the characters… Continue reading The Winter Courtship of Fur-Bearing Critters by Amy Lane (a review)

A Present In Swaddling Clothes by Andrew Grey – a review

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13030902-a-present-in-swaddling-clothes” My rating: “http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/242233450″>4 of 5 stars Dreamspinners Blurb:”Josh held baby Vivien when she took her first breath in the world, and he has loved every breath she’s taken since. Now Vivien needs a home—a “for real” forever home, and Josh would love to be the one who takes her in. But Josh’s partner, Sammy,… Continue reading A Present In Swaddling Clothes by Andrew Grey – a review