I Spent Christmas With A Racist

Merry Christmas and all other holidays nearly! I am wearing a Christmas onesie as we speak. I shared a difficult memory with Clash Media yesterday called The Last Time I Saw My Sister’s Children and, yes, it involves a horrible day we spent with a very unpleasant man.

Read it here.


Lovecraft, racism, and the “Man of His Time” defense

Very interesting post on the horror writer and his penchant for racism (how embarassing would that be if you invited him to a fashionable dinner party now? Yes, I know he’s dead…)

I myself wasn’t quite prepared for it when I read his story Reanimator and, though I was shocked, I tentatively reassured myself that well, it was the past and everyone was racist. But was he, perhaps, just a teensy bit more racist than everyone else?

Have a read of the post on blog ‘Laughing at the Abyss’ and let me know what you think.