Solstice 2020: taking the show on the road!

Happy Holidays to all! In this dark and quiet time near the Winter Solstice, who wouldn’t enjoy the bright company of friends for an hour – even if online? I offer to you the opportunity to Zoom-host a local-mystery author in your circle of friends or book group. That’s right: you, me, your friends, (andContinue reading “Solstice 2020: taking the show on the road!”

Rightfully Hers: Happy 100th to the Suffs!

This August marks the 100th anniversary of the “Women’s Vote” win that was an epic 72-year struggle, spanning two generations of women. Elizabeth Cady-Stanton kicked it off by writing the “Declaration of Sentiments” in 1848 in Seneca Falls, NY, before her daughter Harriot Stanton-Blatch was even born. In 1902 the mom died (at 86 yearsContinue reading “Rightfully Hers: Happy 100th to the Suffs!”

Summer 2020: Justice and Liberty …for all

It is summer solstice, the lazy days should be stretching before us, but instead all the world seems in retrograde. For a long time there have been people working on issues of equality. (That is a vast understatement.) But finally a great many people have joined them and are putting their own shoulders to theContinue reading “Summer 2020: Justice and Liberty …for all”

You Must Be The One To Write It

If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it. ~ Toni Morrison “Toni Morrison – The Pieces I Am”, a 2019 documentary, was offered as a selection on a recent flight I took aboard American Airlines. I had heard aboutContinue reading “You Must Be The One To Write It”

Dark n’ Dreary 2018

Dark n’ Dreary in 2018 by RM Allen Hill. Ford. Hopefully there will never be another name added to this list. On September 27th I attended a “Solidarity Speak Out” on City Hall Plaza in Boston to show support for the courage of Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford. That same day she was to testify about herContinue reading “Dark n’ Dreary 2018”

“The Grab” a #MeToo pop-up play

I wrote this 5-minute play because I couldnt’ find one. Feel free to use it. It is maximum impact and minimal fuss: all actors wear black and hold scripts onstage. Props needed: text book briefcase shrink-wrapped small plate of brownies diary and pencil large gloves on sticks, (like fireplace tongs) 3 monkey grinder vests, orContinue reading ““The Grab” a #MeToo pop-up play”

Running with the Wolves in 2017

Running with the Wolves in 2017 By RM Allen Election: November, 2016: It was so dark, so why couldn’t I sleep? It was simply too dark to sleep. The darkness had dredged up my past rage about men who grope, men who demean, men who lie. Thankfully I now enjoy and adore wonderful and caringContinue reading “Running with the Wolves in 2017”