Monthly Archives: May 2014

And as a Palate Cleanser…

Here’s a song from one of my garage compilations (and no, I didn’t pay those prices). It’s one of those songs I enjoy hearing, but then forget that I own until the next time I hear it on the college station, … Continue reading

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A Note on “Privilege”

I’m a straight white guy. I didn’t ask for any of those things, but that’s the way it turned out. However, there is a segment of the population that declares that I am the beneficiary of those things, and that … Continue reading

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Nelson Muntz, Ace Reporter

(If you don’t know who Nelson Muntz is, click here.) Many years ago, I wrote a series of short-shorts for an SF magazine, all of which ended in puns. In one of these stories, I wrote about a secret agent … Continue reading

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As They Say in Hollywood…

It’s an honor just to be nominated, and Mr. Thursday at Res Studiorum et Ludorum has seen fit to nominate me for the Liebster Award. (This is actually my second one of these, as I received one a while back. However, life … Continue reading

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Top. Men.

So, it seems that the White House inadvertently blew the cover of our top spy in Kabul over the weekend, in the course of hyping our intrepid Current Occupant’s surprise visit to Afghanistan. Per the linked WaPo story: The CIA … Continue reading

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For Memorial Day…

Once again, we remember. For Sgt. James Michial Moore, USA, KIA, Vietnam, and those before and after. Archibald MacLeish was an ambulance driver and artilleryman in World War I, and his brother, a naval aviator, was killed in 1918. This poem … Continue reading

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Well, That’s a Bonus…

I just learned today that the Pulp Fiction group at Goodreads has decided to make Broken Glass Waltzes their read for June. Thanks, y’all — hope you like it! And if you don’t already own a copy (which puts you in … Continue reading

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