The Walking Dead, issue #1…

5/5 stars bookshelves: to-read, art, comics, zombie-lit, horror, science-fiction,favorites Recommended to Dustin by: Stepheny Recommended for: anyone that’s passionate about art and great storytelling.   I owe a great deal of gratitude to Stepheny Zimmerman, for convincing me to try this in the first place, eons ago. Most likely, I probably wouldn’t have ever tried it, let alone enjoyed it. Thank you, buddy. […]

Blog recommendation

I hardly ever do this, but I recently befriended Tatum on Goodreads, which in turn led me to her wonderful and doubly inspiring blog. I couldn’t be more thankful for either, truly. As the title clearly indicates, she is a Christian and her blog reflects her journey and transformation and her investigations.   https://loveandchristblog.wordpress.com/   […]

Life, Light, Love review

  It is always a pleasure ti receive anything from an author, especially one that you know personally. Receiving Vivian Rider’s Life, Light, Love was doubly exciting because my wife and I had been anticipating its arrival for quite some time.   However, as we took turns reading it to our four year old son, […]

Tales Of Two Towels review

In just three pages, Eloise Whittlesey chronicles the long and often adventurous experiences of two distinctive pieces of fabric–one pink with an uppidy façade, the other brown and humble—and she does this in such a way as to imbue them with infectious personalities all their own. It’s as though she’s writing about human beings, kindred […]

The Goldfinch review

3/5 stars bookshelves: near-the-top-of-my-tbr-because-step, challenging-literature, mental-illness, art Recommended to Dustin by: Stepheny Read once, from June 8, 2016 to March 29, 2017. What better way that start this review with Stephen King’s blurb? “The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects […]

Deflated, Part II

Why do I keep going? Why must I keep trying? This sense of obligation is so present that it’s domineering. It’s practically suffocating. I’m suffocating beneath this purpose. I lay deep in this monster’s maw, trapped in the chasm again. Did I ever escape? Given its lack of handles or rungs, I don’t think that I […]

March 7, 2017 (“Deflated, Part I”)

Dearest muse– Where are? Where have you been? I know you have not forsaken me, but it feels a lot like it. Worse yet, you continue to supply me with new and exciting story ideas; more so, in fact, than I’ll ever have time to write. Additionally, you’ve given me ideas for blog posts and […]