Isla Vista: Grief

Thereby hangs a tale… Like so many people in Santa Barbara I’m connected to the University of California, Santa Barbara. I obtained my Masters in Education at UCSB. I studied for and received my certificate in Teaching English as a … Continue reading

Isla Vista: Rage, rage against the dying of the light

Thereby hangs a tragedy… Isla Vista can be a bit of a ramshackle, but this university community setting is beautiful. Situated on the edge of the University of California, Santa Barbara campus I.V. faces into the sparkling blue Pacific Ocean. … Continue reading

In Praise of Libraries

Thereby hangs a tale… I’ve been away from the blog for a bit and must say I’m happy to be back.  We all of us entertain musings on life, the universe and everything, and blogging it out is healthy. The … Continue reading

221B Baker Street

Thereby hangs a tale… Just what is it about Sherlock Holmes and the famous London street address that continues to fascinate so many of us?  I’ve not done the research, and possess only my own adoration for the Holmes character … Continue reading

Masteries of Mystery: Hitchcock’s Vertigo, yet again

Thereby hangs a tale… I thought I’d said my last on Vertigo.  Really.  Honest.  And then I go and encounter yet three more contemporary references to this masterful mystery and I spout off once more. First off I finally got … Continue reading