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Phenomenal Women

Ruthie Foster at Yoshi's

There is nothing like a live performance by a performer who thrives on an audience. Brenda Clough wrote about seeing Bruce Springsteen recently, reminding me that seeing him is on my bucket list. But The Boss is not the only … Continue reading

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National Geographic: The Greeks: A Very Short Review

By Brenda W. Clough  Museums are a writer’s friends. Never pass one up! Background research is forever. There is nothing like actually seeing a helmet or a cup. And unless you are independently wealthy you are probably not traveling to … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen in Concert: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough I heard once of a woman who, when she was in high school, was asked to the junior prom by a teenaged Bill Gates. She turned him down. Every now and then she thinks about that, … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Indigo Animal

There are many ways to tell a story and I have been mesmerized by every form I’ve come across. I get lost in novels, caught up in radio plays, sit transfixed before storytellers, am moved by plays, binge-watch television series, … Continue reading

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Sweat: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough The news is an endless fountain of inspiration. The play which is staged this season at Arena Stage in Washington DC is ripped from the headlines. Sweat is the story you’ve seen in your newspaper or … Continue reading

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Archie: A Review

A while ago, I bought a collection of the updated, new Archie Comics written by Mark Waid.  I like Waid’s writing, and I was curious to see what he was doing with this new version of Archie. The digest contained … Continue reading

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Finding Meh (A Late Review)

Darwin and I went to see FINDING DORY on our Mackinaw Trip. Our reaction: Meh. It wasn’t =bad=.  But neither was it =good.= Hank the septopus (an octopus with a missing arm) was awesome, and stole the show.  The camouflage … Continue reading

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City of Angels: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough Surely there is no pleasure like a musical theater that combines witty lyrics, the perfect melodies, and a solid book? If this is your idea of a great show then City of Angels is all you … Continue reading

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A Few Short Fiction Reviews (AKA Authors to Watch)

Renoir sisters reading

Once upon a time, I tried to keep current with short fiction, but have failed miserably in recent years. Therefore, when the urge to read these stories strikes, I seize the moment. Recently, I dove into a pile of unread … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Man: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough This movie came out in 1999, and I am sorry to report that I only saw it last fall. It is fairly faithfully based upon the award-winning novella from 1976 that we probably all have read, … Continue reading

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