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Brian Daley provides fast-moving space opera fun in ‘The Han Solo Adventures’

July 7, 2016

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com July 7, 2016 Sometimes, when I pick up certain books that I read years ago, I am transported to past eras of my life. There was a stretch in the summer of 2003 when I would frequently take a picnic lunch from my apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, amble over to Riverside […]

Retrieving the retriever: Misadventures in dog-sitting

May 21, 2016

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com May 21, 2016 On Sunday, May 15, I called my Parental Unit to discuss my impending trip to the greater New York metropolitan area. At some time during the conversation, my parent told me, “You almost lost your sister the other day.” “Oh dear,” I replied. My parent launched into a […]

Notes on losing my hair, voluntarily and otherwise

January 13, 2016

By Matthew E. Milliken MEMwrites.wordpress.com Jan. 13, 2016 Around 18 years ago, I holed up in the bathroom of the house where I grew up and used an electric trimmer and a razor to shave off all my hair. My parents were working on some project in the house whilst I did this and were […]