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Digging up Lee Harvey Oswald

ByByRon FranscellNov 24, 2023

Dr. Vincent di Maio Sixty years ago today, JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was gunned down by Jack Ruby in Dallas. Here’s an excerpt from my…

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We’ll always have mass murder

ByByRon FranscellOct 26, 2023

This essay was originally written just two days after the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in 2012. Last night’s tragic shooting in Lewiston, Maine, makes me want to re-run it, as…

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‘Angel Fire’ was published 25 years ago today

ByByRon FranscellJun 1, 2023

“Reminiscent of Charles Frazier’s ‘Cold Mountain’ … Ron Franscell’s themes involve a fresh approach to our rural roots as a font for the elusive American spirit.” — USA Today Twenty-five…

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How to recognize a toxic narcissist—and survive

ByByRon FranscellMar 7, 2023

According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder — related to sociopathy under the umbrella term Antisocial Personality Disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated…

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Word comes today that the Brazilian edition of my true crime "Morgue" (under the Portuguese title "O Segredo dos Corpos") will be renewed for another five years. It spent almost 40 weeks at the top of the nonfiction bestsellers at O Globo, Brazil's biggest newspaper. Don't worry: If you don't speak (or read) Portuguese, you can still get "Morgue" in English at booksellers anywhere. 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
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As Mary and I relaxed beside the Christmas tree last night, I decided that eggnog is definitely one of my top ten favorite nogs. ... See MoreSee Less
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What I was warned about as a kid: *Strangers in vans *Gum takes seven years to digest *QuicksandWhat I wasn’t warned about as a kid: *Arguing with a computer that I’m not a robot *Being sad when my favorite spatula disappears *Meeting a “pickleball influencer”#childhood #irrationalfears #myths ... See MoreSee Less
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This house in Wadsworth OH isn't the actual Griswold house from "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" but every year it's decorated to imitate Clark Griswold's over-the-top "ornamentation" and has become a local icon. The top photo was snapped by Google's Street View last June, so we can assume that Cousin Eddie's RV is parked year-round in the driveway.#NationalLampoonsChristmasVacation #cousineddie #subtle ... See MoreSee Less
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