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Long Distance Runner DOESN’T Disappear into Broad Daylight December 28, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Long Distance Runner DOESN'T Disappear into Broad Daylight

There is something fascinating about people just vanishing, perhaps particularly in those rare instances when people are actually watching them. Beach has recently been chasing after records for the following interesting case. We’ve taken enough words from The Examiner to give some kind of outline here. James Burne Worson was a shoemaker by trade living […]

Bierce’s Second Act February 18, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Bierce's Second Act

Poor F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed, in a novel that he could not finish, that there are no second acts in American lives. However, Beachcombing has always wondered about a possible exception in Ambrose ‘Bitter’ Bierce ‘the Devil’s lexographer’, short-story writer, journalist, poet, sceptic and general stand-up guy. Bierce had, by any standards, an undeservedly crappy […]