M. Robert Grunwald

Award-winning playwright and author

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Muses,,,with apologies to Calliope

The muses. You've heard of 'em, you love 'em. If you're a writer, like me, the Olympic goddess looking over your shoulder is Calliope. If you're a dancer, Terpsichore's your go-to. A historian? Clio.

But I've got a few personal muses in addition to dear Calliope (who must be cursing my lack of se…

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A Helluva Ride

One of my guilty pleasures is the horror lit, and I've just finished a doozy. Drew Magary's The Hike is like one of those "Twilight Zone" episodes that is more profound than it had any right to be. I'll be thinking about this one for a while. Without spoiling anything, the book follows Ben, a husban…

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The Case of the 66 Novels

One summer in college, I read Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians, aka (I found out years later) Ten Little N*****s (!) Like countless readers worldwide, I fell in love with her style and storycraft. I fully intended to read more of her books, but never got around to i…

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What Is I'm Heartbroken

I passed the final "Jeopardy" auditions over the summer, but with the recent news, I'm waiting for their call with a heavy heart.
My wife and I were on the TCM Classic Movie Cruise in 2016. Alex Trebek was a regular on those cruises and held two extremely popular trivia challenges on eac…

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Thought for the day

They Tampered in My Domain

A few weeks ago, I discovered that my web hosting service had failed to protect my original domain. I liked that domain. It was my name, my professional one, anyway, and I'd had it for several years. Now it's no longer under my control. A quick check at reveals that it belongs to something…

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