Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

  Wayne Bertram Williams, the chief suspect in the Atlanta Child Murders. Photo credit: Georgia Department of Corrections, found at Wikipedia; used here under the provisions of Fair Use.  I had the opportunity to see Serial Blackface, a world premiere play by Janine Nabers, at Actor's Express in Atlanta on Wednesday, 6 April. Serial Blackface … Continue reading Reflections on the Child Snatcher: Serial Blackface and the Atlanta Child Murders

Real Bible Studies: Judges, The Levite and his Concubine

The book of Judges concludes with a rather gruesome story about a Levite and his concubine, which appears to have contributed elements to or borrowed elements from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis. Initially, it starts out as another meandering tale highlighting the overwhelming customs of hospitality exhibited by denizens of the Middle … Continue reading Real Bible Studies: Judges, The Levite and his Concubine

Dead Man’s Hat

Inspired by "Small Change" by Tom Waits. Lenny heard the shots. Hell, everybody on the block heard the shots, but nobody saw anything. Nobody ever saw anything, not even those who were there, looking right at whatever was happening. They especially didn't see anything because they knew what would happen to them if they did. … Continue reading Dead Man’s Hat