Well, folks, I’ll be honest with you: I haven’t posted since the Pittsburgh Taylor Swift concert at the end of June.

It took me that long to recover from the greatest show on earth. (Sorry, Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey–you’ve been dethroned.)

(More details to follow in a future post!)

But now the sun is longer to rise and quicker to set, and every once in awhile there’s a crispness in the air that can only mean autumn is coming.

Pumpkin spice lattes (eh). Indoor rowing (blah). Fires and spiced cider (yes please!)

And movies!

I’ve finalized my fall lecture schedule. We’re kicking off the season with a brand new talk honoring one of my favorites–the misunderstood Joan Crawford, who made it all the way from a San Antonio gutter to the top of Hollywood.

Please join me at the Penn Hills Library on September 7 at 6:00. You can click here to register.

Summer hiatus is over, and the normal Wednesday/Sunday posting schedule will also resume.

Hope to see you in a library this fall!

Full Fall Schedule

From Ingénue to Mommie Dearest:  The Life of Joan Crawford

Thursday, September 7 at 6:00 PM. Penn Hills Library.

Vincent Price:  The Founding Father of Horror

Thursday, October 5 at 6:00 PM. Penn Hills Library.

James Stewart: Pennsylvania’s Hollywood Hometown Hero (Back by popular demand!)

Thursday, October 19, at 6:30 PM. Plum Community Library.

Ernest Hemingway on Film:  Adapting His Best (and Worst!) Works for The Silver Screen

Thursday, November 2 at 6:00 PM. Penn Hills Library