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Tonight, listeners get a double feature: “3:15” and “The Tie that Binds” from the King of Childhood Terrors…John Grover. You’ll be able to catch him LIVE at 6 p.m. ET by clicking here:

John grew up watching creature double feature with his brother on Saturday afternoons. This fueled his love of monsters, ghosts and the supernatural. He never missed an episode. In his spare time he loves to cook, garden, go to the theater to watch horror movies with his friends, read, talk about food, bake amazing desserts, play with his dog Buffy (yes named after the character in the TV show) and draw–albeit badly.

Some of his favorite TV shows and influences are The Twilight ZoneTales from the DarksideSpace 1999Battlestar GalacticaX-FilesNight GalleryMonstersStar Trek, and much more.

He completed a creative writing course at Boston’s…

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I find “disconnecting” a constant struggle. It was nice to see that I’m not alone. And in a way, for me, this article is a call to action: I have to find a way to not be so wired. Even if it’s one day a week in which I don’t connect at all. How about you? Are you all wired up 24/7, like me? Does it bother you? If it does and you want to change it, how would you go about it?

Behind the Press

How long do you spend on Facebook each day? How much time are you on Twitter? Biz Stone, one of Twitter’s founders, said he doesn’t think it’s healthy for people to be on Twitter for hours each day.

Yet many of us are on social media for hours every day. My job is in social media, so I am on Twitter, Facebook and so much more every day for hours at a time. And then I use social media in my down time to connect with my friends, network with other professionals and have fun, interesting debates about things in which I am interested. Although my off-work social networking time can be much less than during work hours. I need a break, obviously.

But how do you get that break from being wired to the rest of the world? How do we de-digitize our lives for a few hours to…

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As a woman reading this, I found it refreshing. I never really stopped to think about a man’s relationship to his own body; I guess I never thought they were as “in tune” as women. Plus, this really made me laugh. It takes a serious issue and puts a humorous spin on it. And I think that ALL of us, male or female, can relate to “it’ll pass.” I just HAD to reblog this one.

Readers & Writers

I shouldn’t be writing this post. I’ve been musing undecidedly over whether to give a written birth to it from thought, mainly due to the explicitly personal nature of it – but I suppose that is what writing is all about.

For a few weeks now, one of my balls has been troubling me. When I say ‘balls’, yes, I mean testicles. And when I say ‘troubling’ me, I mean killing me.

I feel that now I’ve got that dreaded ‘T’ word out of the way, I can write through the rest of this post. The pain started a few weeks back. A dull ache – nothing to arouse too much concern. Having had an operation as a child on the very same ball, after a sporting accident, I did begin to wonder if something had gone balls up and left me in a sticky situation.

Nah. It’ll pass.


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