If you could sum up Queer Hauntings: True Tales of Gay & Lesbian Ghosts in three words, what would they be? What did you like best about this story? It was so well put together. I to be honest about not knowing that "queer" meant gay, but I was so happy with this book I have listened 3 times over! Have you listened to any of Robert M. Clark’s other performances before? How does this one compare? No, but I for sure will check more out.
In 2008 I published a short piece in Cabinet magazine on the fate of writer Thomas Browne’s skull, stolen from his coffin 158 years after his death. It caught the attention of an editor at a small press called Unbridled Books, Fred Ramey, who contacted me and asked if I would develop it into what became my first book. He particularly praised the final line of the Cabinet piece, saying that line showed him I was a strong writer.
But for all the shortcomings, increased poverty and malnutrition, we kept flourishing in cities. Despite its messiness, the city remains a laboratory for improving the quality of life: Squalor and overpopulation may trigger things like epidemics, but such public health problems also demand action. “So many eyes on so many problems will, however grudgingly, slowly force action.” Cities work because they force us to work together. But urbanization brought with it an endless series of trade-offs.