Neil Gaiman at Temple Judea

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to see Neil Gaiman speak at the Temple Judea in Miami as part of an event hosted by the fabulous local bookstore, Books and Books. I arrived at the event about 20 minutes before the start and it was packed. I shouldn’t have been surprised, given his … Continue reading

Two Books About Death… and Also About Life

Still-Life with a Skull by Philippe de Champaigne

By Bahia Simons-Lane ©2012 Bahia Portfolio It’s hard to write a book about death that is not also about life.  Though it is easy to write a book about life that is not about death.  Books that deal with death, whether in conventional ways or in more unconventional ones, make us examine our lives and … Continue reading