Turmoil Ravages Tecumseh Public Schools As Principals, Teachers Fear Retaliation

“The Fall of Phaeton” by Sir Peter Paul Rubens Tuesday, March 26, 2019 There are few places for children as political as the gym. Friends, enemies, cliques, and out-groups congeal here. Rumors slip past heated negotiations of lunchtime trades before dodgeballs replace lunch tables. It’s a microcosm of Darwinism, survival of the fittest. For those […]

My Top 10 Horror Movies Of 2018

It’s a chilly January evening as I finish my year-end list of exceptional horror movies. Picking 10 standout films seemed more difficult this year than last. Does that mean extraordinary horror was hard to find or was horror in general operating at such a high level that it was difficult to choose just 10 for […]

My Top 10 Horror Movies Of 2017

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Horror is on a massive roll. The last several years have produced some phenomenal indie horror gems mainstream audiences are either just now discovering or have shunned altogether because “indie” still has negative connotations. But boy, was 2017 different. It’s a year where both mainstream and independent horror got its acceptance […]

My Insouciant* Town

Photo by Anthony J. Alaniz Saturday, December 23, 2017 Behind the white picket fences Of 1950 idealization Lies a hatred for the powerless It’s a not-my-problem attitude Of unsavory boles of bigotry Disguised as concerns about property value The homeless are helpless Freezing through a winter As the powerful ponder if their town values people […]