Last week, I received an invitation to serve as a panelist at NecronomiCon Providence 2022. This conference is dedicated to the study and enjoyment of the writer H. P. Lovecraft and weird fiction. It will be held between August 18 and August 21, 2022 and it promises to be a terrific long weekend of talks, readings, tours, screenings, and all-around fun.Continue reading
One recent morning, I wandered through my small backyard in Jersey City, New Jersey, reflecting upon the sudden changes and transformations wrought by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The wheels of modern life have ground to a halt. All the while, the natural world continues with its cycles of birth and death, regeneration and decay. Blinded by the securities and gifts of technology and medicine, had we forgotten that we belonged to that world? Continue reading
As a habit and a policy, I refrain from commenting upon my workplace on the blog.
Every rule calls for the occasional exception. Continue reading
On Thursday, May 31, 2018, the Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy will be awarding Left Bank of the Hudson: Jersey City and the Artists of 111 1st Street (Fordham University Press) with the 2018 J. Owen Grundy History Award at the organization’s 18th Annual Preservation Awards.