Chapin City Blues

Writing is writing whether done for duty, profit, or fun.

There’s a LunarBaboon comic I printed out, snipped, and taped into my journal. As of this posting, it’s a fairly recent comic. It got me thinking a lot. About my grandparents. About the campfire stories shared in my youth. About the way, after a good rain and before the humidity began to sauna the world, …

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The day I picked up Zoë Quinn’s Crash Override: How GamerGate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate, something happened on the internet. A professional kick boxer (who I will not name), said some disparaging remarks about depression. It resulted in backlash, but he didn’t back down. Doubling down …

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It’s not that I’m a major anime fan. I can honestly say that I prefer dubs over subs. Guess what I mean is, there is no pretension when it comes to my watching cartoons—doesn’t matter what country the animation originated. That doesn’t mean that the Netflix adaptation of the classic anime/manga Death Note didn’t send …

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Has it been twelve books already? Seems like yesterday, I picked up The Surgeon and dived into the homicide world of Boston PD. While it wasn’t always a smooth ride with detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, I’ve come to enjoy the stories they find themselves in. I devoured the books that followed …

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