Recent Reviews for David A. Schwinghammer
Black and White and Red All over (Short Story) - 11/29/2011 10:39:41 AM|
Nuns as teachers were often alternatly intimidating and annoying, those in my family taught by them referred to them as 'crows'. This title was not meant to flatter. They did teach you to diagram a sentence however!!! not a skill in great need these days, as you can see this excerpt has brought memories to fore....good writing, p.s. line 13 has the word class miss-spelled. Sandi
Prodigy with Hooves (Short Story) - 11/23/2009 5:38:20 PM
Enjoyed the walk down memory lane took me back to my own youthful misadventures great story
Little Crow (Short Story) - 11/9/2009 3:03:06 AM
Compelling story, David; well written!
(((HUGS))) and love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
MENGELE'S DOUBLE, Chapter One (Short Story) - 10/15/2009 1:50:19 AM
i'll read more
Mengele's Double, Chapter Five (Short Story) - 10/15/2009 1:48:10 AM
Mengele's Double, Chapter Two (Short Story) - 5/19/2009 4:22:04 AM
hold's reader interest
Alpha Female (Short Story) - 3/6/2009 6:02:03 PM
Oh my gosh--this is just about the funniest short story that I've ever read! Blue-haired barracuda? Mushmouthed duck? The Benedetto twins? There's just so much here to like! Great job!
MENGELE'S DOUBLE, Chapter One (Short Story) - 1/24/2009 3:13:32 AM
WOW! I am sorry you wont be posting chapter two, this had me on the edge of my seat, thank you for sharing this! You drew me in and didnt let go, and painted a very vivid picture of what was happening in my mind, thank you.
In Christs Love
War of the Wills (Short Story) - 7/27/2008 1:24:11 PM
Terrific story, Dave. Hey, I can't even tell you're a former teacher. :) Really, I liked this one a lot. I was hooked the whole way. Run through it with an editor's eye, though. There are just a few little boo-boos.
-- Dave Lane
The Telemarketer (Short Story) - 6/28/2008 5:25:10 PM
This is a very touching story! I didn't know that you had it in you to write with a romantic twist! I liked the characters, but Gus is the best... Cindy
The Ghoul (Short Story) - 6/23/2008 3:14:38 PM
If you like Stephen King, you'll love The Ghoul by Dave Schwinghammer! Hal Trask is an obituary writer for the Minneapolis Gazzette. In his spare time, he sidelights as a taxidermist. But does he "stuff" more than dead animals and family pets? The Ghoul may be ghoulish, but it is also filled with some humor. All in all, it's a great story.
Today, I go to God (Short Story) - 3/27/2008 11:51:50 AM
Great stuff, David. You have a very accessible style, and your characters really come alive with the subtle traits you ascribe to them. Very nice. - Dave Lane
All the Good Stories Are Taken (Short Story) - 3/18/2008 2:52:56 PM
Great stuff. I really couldn't stop reading, and I love the subtle humor throughout (sometimes not so subtle) and the literary references. Terrific.
Alpha Female (Short Story) - 1/18/2008 4:57:55 PM
Another excellent story. I really liked the way you characterized these people. Samantha certainly was an "Alpha Female." And Donald was so real and honest I couldn't help but like and identify with him. Wonderful!
Limbo (Short Story) - 1/18/2008 4:44:17 PM
Oh my gosh, David. Wow. This really took me by surprise. I was reading along, caught up in and enjoying this poor dad's story when suddenly it turned into quite another story altogether. Talk about fantastic use of irony. WOW!
Bogus Political Cartoons (Article) - 6/17/2013 4:52:31 AM
I have forgotten what hyperbole means, but you've done an excellent job of analyzing what is wrong with conservative attacks on the president. In many ways it appears the attacks are more sinister than mere conservative versus liberal issues.
I can see by all the comments by conservatives here that they really have excellent counters for your points. ;-)
The Devil in the White City, book review (Article) - 5/30/2013 7:12:34 AM
I am grateful to authors like Erik Larson, who dig into history and reveal the facts of stories long disintegrating in old newspapers, unread. You are right, Holmes does appear to be more vicious than Jack the Ripper.
The truth is much better than fiction. The true story of Ed Gein is much more horrifying than Alfred Hitchcock's theatrical Bates Motel, Psycho.
Thanks for the enlightenment of your review.
The Devil in the White City, book review (Article) - 5/30/2013 6:36:21 AM
Whoah! This sounds like something I'd love to read! Thank you.
The Devil in the White City, book review (Article) - 5/29/2013 10:28:47 AM
Sounds like an E.L. Doctorow marvel. I hope Erik Larson is in that mold. Thanks for highlighting those who research/remember forgotten eras and bring them to life. We need more memory.
Norse Mythology, book review (Article) - 5/13/2013 9:53:45 PM
Loki was not actually evil. He was a trickster and would upset the otger gods but he was nothing like he was depicted in the movie from last summer. Loki got a bad rap in that movie.
Capitalism, Is This the Best We Can Do? (Article) - 5/1/2013 10:43:53 AM
You covered all the bases with regards to deregulated capitalism. It's a wonder that more people don't see it when there are so many instances of abuse in the news every day. There is one good economist right here at AD, Ed Phillips. If you haven't read his articles, perhaps you should because he lays out the problems with the economic facts very well.
I was told to join the NEA and I did, but I'm thinking now perhaps dropping my membership. I don't think that unions are necessarily the answer, while they are about the only way working people have to fight their wealthy owners. My father refused to leave the Teamsters when he had opportunities to go into management, retired at 62 and spent the next twenty years living the good life on his Teamster's pension.
Capitalism, Is This the Best We Can Do? (Article) - 5/1/2013 4:15:19 AM
Robber barons have never been 'capitalists' ... it has always been a choice between Adam Smith's wealthy nation of free people or Ayn Rand's (Von Meeeeee-osis Austro-Hungarian school) wealthy individuals and their serfs. Well laid out article and presentation, as usual. I especially like the personal touch with real examples of real people (your friends)- it takes the piece out of the realm of cold stats and philosophies into the warm-blooded human experience. Recent foreign reaction to disasters like the Triangle Fire in Bangladesh show that 'capitalists' haven't changed their stripes much at all, but those who live in the Orient seem to have a strong view of them ... choice between bullet or sword to the back of the neck.
Band of Brothers (book review) (Article) - 4/2/2013 12:31:52 PM
Good review, strong book, powerful HBO miniseries with a haunting, melancholy musical theme.
Band of Brothers (book review) (Article) - 4/2/2013 9:27:32 AM
'Love this kind of stuff!
WWII Nurses (book review) (Article) - 3/30/2013 6:57:37 PM
These women were strong and selfless! Wonderful review!
Thomas Jefferson, book review (Article) - 2/7/2013 6:49:22 AM
Exactly! We must grow with the times as they change......my goodness we are not using the Pony Express in this day of the internet. Even the postal service wants to stop delivering mail on Saturdays! As man evolves so must the laws. Very good article!
The Hairstons (book review) (Article) - 1/22/2013 9:48:32 PM
What you describe here is the way things really happened. I feel compelled now to read this book! Great review.
Brothers (book review) (Article) - 1/11/2013 11:44:23 AM
I had three older brothers. Each so different! This article caught my attention for that reason. Thanks! I liked it.
Thinking Out of the Box (Article) - 1/2/2013 4:17:15 PM
Funny you mention Finland. Both my parents were from Finland. I've been there twice. I've grown bonds with relatives. My last visit in 2008 was interesting. My son is a math teacher and had taught as a very prestigious school. My son treated me to a trip there with him. One of my cousin's wife is a teacher in Finland. She took my son and me to the school she teaches at. My son was taking pictures of various things in that school. When she introduced us to a computer lab my son noticed that their was a white piece of paper taped across a computer screen with an X on it. He found this amusing as though they taught in different countries the problems are the same. She immediately tore the paper from the screen and would not allow my son to take pictures of a "downed" computer to this country. We were both taken back but went along with it. I thought them a proud lot!
Newtown: never let them forget! (Article) - 12/22/2012 4:33:07 PM
Very good article! Keep 'em coming!
Rube Waddell, book review (Article) - 12/8/2012 12:12:22 PM
Rube Waddell, book review (Article) - 12/8/2012 10:08:58 AM
Too sad a story but I get a good feel for the book - baseballers have all too typical American lives - thanks.
Hidden America (book review) (Article) - 11/10/2012 9:44:15 AM
Great article......and I have gone picking blueberries up in Maine and you are right......they're the best! They are like the ones in Finland where most of my family is from.
Hidden America (book review) (Article) - 11/10/2012 8:36:23 AM
Good for Marie. We need someone to replace Studs. Thanks for spotlighting her.
God is Not Great (book review) (Article) - 10/29/2012 11:32:10 AM
An unusual man, Hitchens. Well schooled, widely experienced and all his life a keen observer. You've captured his essence here, if not his love of language, good humor and sharp wit. The questions he raises have not been answered by anything except derision and fear that the snake oil salesmen will lose their rice bowl. Many thanks.
Ford Motor Company (book review) (Article) - 10/22/2012 9:32:24 AM
David!!!! You are just too wild! I love it!!
What a class clown looks for in a novel (Article) - 8/4/2012 4:35:07 AM
I enjoyed reading your piece on what you look for in a novel. An author would gain from the advice as your requirements for a good read are practically everyone's requirements. I hope to read some of your writing in December when I will be on vacation.
Why I Voted for Obama (Article) - 7/13/2012 6:30:00 AM
Brilliant summary, David. You've made a compelling case for why we need to keep Obama in place and on the job. Thanks for arguing from facts and careful analysis, rather than from assertions and ideology.
Phony GOP Survey (Article) - 6/28/2012 11:18:45 PM
Go get 'em, Dave!!
Jane Noponen Perinacci
The Road to Agnosticism (Article) - 5/31/2012 9:16:08 AM
What you write here is why I am a fan of Zeitgeist! Fertile fields both! Thank you.
Jane Noponen Perinacci
Myth (Poetry) - 2/6/2013 8:02:58 AM
Couldn't have said it better myself. Man keeps coming up with excuses for existence that don't make any sense, but generally end up with dollars in his pocket. The sooner we get rid of all this myth, the better. Makes for great history and drama––where it should stay.
Myth (Poetry) - 2/5/2013 8:00:24 PM
This is why I enjoy "Zeitgeist The Movie" so much!! "We all need somthing to believe in......" The Rolling Stones
Never My Love (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 4:39:59 PM
Ah but my dear man, things happen for many reasons. Lovely enjoyable read :)
Girls Who Wear Glasses (Poetry) - 4/22/2012 4:37:58 PM
I am so laughing! I was called four eyes all through school being one who grew up in the 50's to 60's era. Those lovely cat glasses. Trust me, no soul was making a pass at me! But what a marvelous poem! Left me with many smiles
The Do Drop Inn (Poetry) - 4/20/2012 10:41:52 PM
I think I've been there!
Alumni Game (Poetry) - 3/31/2012 1:46:46 PM
I like this!
Alumni Game (Poetry) - 3/31/2012 8:17:27 AM
Now that's a lopsided score if I ever saw one.
Stradivarius (Poetry) - 9/30/2011 4:56:34 AM
So intense and absolutely beautiful!
Girls Who Wear Glasses (Poetry) - 9/24/2011 7:21:00 PM
Oh my goodness! Well as a mom to 3 sons I reluctantly admit what you say may have some valid points. I do tell my middle son that quality is more important than quantity, to no avail! I wish it were different! Great insight!
Stradivarius (Poetry) - 9/22/2011 11:36:45 PM
Good work, David.
Snow-a-holic (Poetry) - 9/4/2011 6:25:27 AM
interesting prose ... well written ...
Snow-a-holic (Poetry) - 8/31/2011 6:40:05 AM
Hate to think about snow with 70 plus temps right now, but a good snowball fight is hard to pass up, such a stress reliever...e
Girls Who Wear Glasses (Poetry) - 7/26/2011 9:05:57 PM
You are right about one thing; men will make passes--'tis the nature of the beast even when one gets as old as I.
Girls Who Wear Glasses (Poetry) - 5/31/2011 10:12:55 AM
This is so amusing ... and true, David. Those were the good ol' days, ah yes, an interesting write and such fun to read.
Girls Who Wear Glasses (Poetry) - 5/31/2011 8:15:44 AM
WELL WRITTEN AND I WOULD THINK THAT A GUY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE 'HORNY' TO MAKE A WISE CHOICE...JUST UN-NARROW MINDED...AND FULL OF GOD'S VOICE. GOOD RHYME AND RHYTHM. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
The Do Drop Inn (Poetry) - 5/13/2011 8:35:24 AM
That Cash/Dylan duet was one of the worst things I've ever heard. But I guess they sound better while imbibing.
Ode to Neve Campbell (Poetry) - 12/24/2010 10:03:39 AM
I hope your healthiest fantasies become cherished reality.
Ode to Neve Campbell (Poetry) - 12/17/2010 1:44:47 PM
Grin, good poem, David. I like the last verse.
Never My Love (Poetry) - 12/17/2010 1:41:03 PM
Good poem, David.
The Do Drop Inn (Poetry) - 12/6/2010 12:27:56 PM
Sounds like a nice gathering of friends,
No matter how it ends
Never My Love (Poetry) - 9/24/2010 10:31:51 AM
The Do Drop Inn (Poetry) - 12/17/2009 2:57:15 AM
Great poem,take care
The Do Drop Inn (Poetry) - 12/16/2009 11:48:02 PM
Geez, do have another drink...
Be always safe,
The Do Drop Inn (Poetry) - 12/16/2009 12:19:30 PM
...'nother round bartender!
and lets play the juke box!
Johnny Cash...Ring of Fire :)
& some Bob Dylan...
I enjoyed my bar stool seat at
"The Do Drop Inn"...
Peace & Inspirations David
3 O'Clock (Poetry) - 2/25/2009 2:01:26 AM
David, it is 4:os, i got up at 2:30. I think the rooster woke me up.
but that is ok. i just worked on a poem. why can't you just turn the
clock around, and go back to sleep? i'll bet you spilled the hot milk, when you saw marley's ghost. enjoyed the poem. randy