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August 18, 2019

The immigrant plea is a fractured prayer at Old Calvary.

Some of the earliest residents of Dallas, TX were pioneers- German, Irish, Belgian, Polish, Czech, mostly Catholic who made the long journey from the Motherland to the Land of Promise. Their reasons were different...

August 18, 2018

Innsmouth, a most infamous name in the mind of the mind of the reader of cosmic horror- infamous, magnetic, and very real...

...sort of.

"It was a town of wide extent and dense construction, yet one with a portentous dearth of visible life. From the tangle of chimney-pot...

July 4, 2018

On this 4th of July, I pour over the photographs from my recent trip to New England, a near mythic place in the American Mind. And in no other place can one come so close to the those Heroes of Old they call the Founding Fathers in spirit and body- the New England bury...

April 18, 2018

It was March 29th, Maundy Thursday in fact, when I contacted Angelo. Angelo, you see, is "un Hermano Penitente", a penitent brother of an order of pious men whose legacy stretches back to medieval Spain. As part of my research for a story, I had contacted Angelo about...

February 28, 2018

In the late-dimming moments of twilight

I sat beside a child's tomb

So somber, silent- that coming night

So forlorn and so lonely

the child's tomb

Yet in that mirthless moment

Gathered round memoriam stone

A host of watchful faces

Ever-seeing, protectful-watching

here and beyon...