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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In Which the Prof Stumbles into Another One

Today has been a good day. One of the highlights was catching X-Men: Days of Future Past with the Spawn. We both had a good time, and agreed that a highlight was a set piece involving Quicksilver during a rescue mission. … Continue reading

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Down in The West Texas Town of El Paso…

I’m not — on the contrary, I’m cooking fries for the Spawn here in Mondoville. However, El Paso and its cross-border twin of Juarez happen to be the setting for Borderline, a “new old book” from our friend Lawrence Block. The … Continue reading

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Dad’s Birthday

My father would have been 71 today. Since his murder, things have happened that would have pleased him (although he wouldn’t have been thrilled with the courts’ imposition of this on the nation), and others that would have made him extremely … Continue reading

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