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Music Review: bitter’s kiss – ‘bitter’s kiss’ EP

bitter's kiss - Bitter's Kiss EP

This up-and-coming New Jersey singer/songwriter has come up with eight poetic and introspective tracks. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Reviews: Penny Pollak’s ‘No Traveler’ and John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Danny and the Deep Blue Sea’

Penny Pollak in 'No Traveler'

An exciting avant-garde performance piece and an interesting reinterpretation of a modern classic are both making their West Coast debuts at this year's Fringe. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Killer, Come Hither’ – An Action-Filled Mystery by Louis Begley


"Killer Come Hither" takes a deep look at morality and morals. If you enjoy mystery and suspense you will want this book for your library. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London’ by Maureen Johnson


Rory and her group, known as the ghost squad find their own time running out as they search for their friend, and contain the damage that is engendered by Jane and her own group as they try to unleash a nightmare on the city. Can they stop the damage and still find Stephen before it is too late? Read More »

Book Review: ‘A Reunion of Ghosts’, The Portrait of a Complicated Family by Judith Claire Mitchell


The Alter sisters, Lady, Vee and Delph are truly and eclectic mix of strange, interesting and absurd. They live together now in their families apartment. Bad luck seems to follow them the same as that of their lineage, and yet they know that no matter what happens they have each other. Their sense of humor is intact and they use it to keep themselves and each other entertained. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Black Hour’ by Lori Rader-Day

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Rader-Day draws her heroine’s character with an Exact-o knife, leaving her sharp edges intact. Read More »

An Open Letter to the Suicidal and the Disease of Depression (R.I.P. Robin Williams)

robin williams

Robin Williams's comedy was part of my recovery. I watched until I could recite his jokes by heart. His death is especially hurtful because it was his comedy I often returned to for relief Read More »

The Truth About Hugs, Oxytocin, and Mental Illness


Mental illness cannot be scared off or hugged away. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Reflections of Queen Snow White’ by David Meredith

Snow White

Can a fairytale happily ever after life really exist, or it that the real fairytale? Read More »

How Prozac-Haters Hurt People with Major Depression

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Sorrowing old man ('At Eternity's Gate')

Those who denigrate psychopharmaceuticals in favor of a spiritual approach to depression can end up harming some sufferers. Read More »