We’ve lost Paul Curran, our master guest columnist and prolific comment-leaver

Those of us who’ve grown to love the lively words that bounced from the head and fingers of Paul Curran will never be the same. The writer from Canada has died, according to his neighbor Steve Watson. I received this email on the contact tab from my blog: With great sadness I have to tell…

A word from Rachel Carrera …

Let us take a moment today to solve a small mystery about one of my favorite mystery writers, shall we? There are certain folks here in BloggyVille whose absence of an uncommon length raises a chill in my soul, a pause in my thought and an investigation of some sort on my part. Rachel’s been…

Time flies when you’re having font

I’ve been at this blogging thing for one week shy of 25 months. It seems like a week ago that I hesitatingly posted my introductory piece, a bio. With no pictures. It seems like 250 months ago that I decided to post at least once a day. Anyway, according to the math of the WordPress…

A quiet cry for help from one of our own

I woke up early today, flopping around on my own bed to the sight of the rising summer sun and the sound of the clanking Syracuse garbage collectors. Somewhere around the world, you repeated some version of that scene, hot, cold, northern, southern, under the sheets or the over the blanket. Kim Hood, one of…