A view from the bridge

“The house at 436 Beatty Street was home to five Moser children — James, Judy, Dawn, Doug, and Rick — through their high school years.

Rick lived in the house all of his life. He was born Oct. 30, 1961, attended the Ewing Park School across the street, played Little League and Pony League baseball, making all-star teams in both, graduated from Lincoln High School May 31, 1979, died June 1, 1979.”

— from the book
Ellwood City Houses
And the People Who Lived in Them
Charles R. Moser, 1994

My hometown is haunted. Not by ghosts or spooks or…


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Your love for me is like a hazmat suit.

That’s the last joke I told you before I was bundled up and carted off like my own little packet of radioactive material. The truth is that your love has always been my hazmat suit, surrounding me, engulfing, protecting me from unseen horrors in the world around us.

Funny thing about “last times” — we rarely know when exactly the last time we do anything will be. …

Douglas Moser

Stage director, novelist, Douglas Moser has one comic thriller on the way (James & Jim), a YA in the works (Pussy Boy). Once worked for the evil empire.

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