Long Box of Memories: Swamp Thing Annual #1

Swamp Thing Annual #1Script: Bruce JonesScreenplay: Wes CravenArt: Mark Texiera & Tony DeZunigaLetterer: Gaspar SaladinoColorist: Tatjana WoodEditor: Len Wein The plan was to crank out a new installment of Long Box of Memories at least once a week, but it’s been a month since the first one. Sickness, work, blah blah blah. Whatever. It’s in …

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Care Package for April 30, 2019

National Poetry Month: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley Quote: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams Song: “Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday Morning” by Cowboy Junkies Place: Havana, Cuba Photo credit: cubawanderer.com History: On April 30, 1859, “A Tale of Two Cities” was first published …

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Care Package for April 29, 2019

National Poetry Month: Tula [“Books are door-shaped”] by Margarita Engle Quote: “If you don’t get out there and define yourself, you’ll be quickly and inaccurately defined by others.” – Michelle Obama Song: “I Hope That I Don’t Fall in Love with You” by Tom Waits Place: New York City, NY Photo credit: timeout.com History: On …

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Care Package for April 28, 2019

National Poetry Month: Private Eye Lettuce by Richard Brautigan Quote: “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Song: “Pancho & Lefty” by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard () Place: Guanajuato, Mexico Photo credit: trailingrachel.com History: On April 28, 1937, Pan Am completed the …

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Smaller is Bigger: Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day

It’s the last Saturday in April. And if you’re a lover of books, supporting local businesses, and building community, that means one thing. It’s Independent Book Store Day. A day for celebrating the incredible gift of storytelling at indie bookstores that keep the money your spending close to home. A chance to meet and talk …

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Care Package for April 26, 2019

National Poetry Month: Dream Land by Christina Rossetti Quote: “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama XIV Song: “You Woke Up My Neighborhood” by Billy Bragg Place: Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia Photo credit: indonesiad.com History: On April 26, 1941, an organ was played at a baseball stadium …

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