Tag Archives: non-fiction

Flora, Fauna, & Philosophy

A Travel Journal by Mitchell Phillips McCrady Chris Joseph Stancato Pittsburgh to Cadiz: What's the Difference Part One The rite of travel is different for all those who step in a new direction. The traveler, wayfarer, vagabond, hobo, and gadabout take the terra incognita like a parched soul—quenching for drops of pastoral panoramas and clenching with fists of hell-raising ramblings through cities. Pittsburgh to Cadiz, Part 1, Mitchell Phillips McCrady             Read more [...]

Speechless—Book Review

Speechless

(an autobiography of child murder and rape)

When Robert Ben Mitchell asked me to review his autobiography, I accepted based on the lone fact that he had a telling story about his child abuse. And I generally understood that he needed his story, his message of abuse to coincide with the Pennsylvania grand jury report about Catholic priest being abusive in August of 2018.

“I want ‘Speechless’ to be more than a book.  I want it to be the beginning of an international conversation Read more [...]

The Three Months of August

The Three Months of August

Preface

Ten years after the death of America's greatest playwright, August Wilson, we continue to view his social timeline called the 'Pittsburgh Cycle' a masterpiece.

The Three Months of August is based on the perspectives of the ‘Pittsburgh Cycle’ and my personal consequences of a cycle that entailed: separation, divorce, and death. In this matter, Wilson’s ten plays paralleled the pivotal periods of a difficult situation yet provided me with solace to abscond Read more [...]