Back to Basics: What Doesn’t Work

The world is scarier than normal these days. You’re probably thinking, “well yeah, no s**t dude,” and you are correct. Since the pandemic hit in mid-March, so much has changed in every facet of our lives and livelihoods. Technology and advances in business and marketing tools were already speeding along at a trekkian rate, butContinue reading “Back to Basics: What Doesn’t Work”

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Cover Art Revealed!

Well, as of today, the manuscript and all the notes (foreword, acknowledgements, et. al.) for Beyond Silence and Light have been locked and submitted! Heeerreee weee gooo! The final formatting and production details are under way and the little music-less album will be unveiled to the world soon. Speaking of which, I’m excited to showContinue reading “Cover Art Revealed!”

Author Spotlight: The Genesis of Todd M. Calcaterra’s Epic Supernatural Creation

One sunny morning in the autumn of 1988, the mind of an introverted student at a Florida high school became ignited with an idea. At the time, he could never have foreseen its scalability – and certainly not its endgame three decades later. Originally conceived as an ironic twist on televangelism for a project inContinue reading “Author Spotlight: The Genesis of Todd M. Calcaterra’s Epic Supernatural Creation”

A Little Pandemic Perspective

The enchanting Emmylou Harris and the late Gram Parsons once beautifully sang, among other things, about what some may have hoped for in a certain dark hour. While people today may not specifically wish for the vision and speed that the duo sang about in that particular tune in 1974, we are all hoping forContinue reading “A Little Pandemic Perspective”

Few details exist about first Joliet vs. Cubs game

The following is non-edited, curated content from an article I wrote for the Joliet Herald-News, published on 2/21/19 (print version 2/12/19.) ORIGINAL: https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/02/08/few-details-exist-about-first-joliet-vs-cubs-game/aqzgk92/ The year 1875 fell in the middle of a renewal period for America. The Reconstruction Era was in full swing, and the nation was rebuilding itself in a time of business, industryContinue reading “Few details exist about first Joliet vs. Cubs game”

Joliet versus the Chicago White Sox — 108 years ago

The following is curated content from an article I wrote for the Joliet Herald-News, published on June 28, 2018.   ORIGINAL: http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/06/22/joliet-versus-the-chicago-white-sox-108-years-ago/aikfglm/ The Joliet Jolly-Ites played the Sox in 1910 at Dellwood Park By KEVIN TRUSTY June 28, 2018 Photo courtesy of Reno Caneva, author of the book “Dellwood Chronicles.”   Part one of our LocalsContinue reading “Joliet versus the Chicago White Sox — 108 years ago”

Angry Attack: Cubs’ visit to Rivals Park in 1920 marred by stabbing

The following is non-edited, curated content from a story I wrote that appeared in the Joliet Herald-News on March 21, 2018.  ORIGINAL: https://www.theherald-news.com/2018/03/19/cubs-visit-to-rivals-park-in-1920-was-marred-by-stabbing/ajuc6wc/   Joliet was a happening place nearly a century ago. With burgeoning local businesses and a strong sense of civic pride, plus the bonus of being a just short train ride toContinue reading “Angry Attack: Cubs’ visit to Rivals Park in 1920 marred by stabbing”