Monthly Archives: September 2014

Electronic Berries…

Because I’m still a big fan of physical media, I consume my music in vinyl or CD form almost exclusively. But of course, most people aren’t as weird about that sort of thing as I am, and my band, The … Continue reading

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In the Mood for Some Fiction?

If so, you might want to check out the debut issue of Dark Corners, available at a discount until Friday. You’ll find my story “Domestic Tableau” here, and I’ll admit it’s one I felt a little more strongly than others. You’ll also … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, In Middle Tennessee…

The Williamson County School Board has a newly elected chairman, a fellow named Mark Gregory. The election was legitimate, but there are now voices crying out for his resignation. You see, Mr. Gregory helped his brother invent a device called … Continue reading

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“He’s Got An Uncontrollable Urge…”

(For the source of my title, click here.) One of my favorite lines from Wise Old Man Robert Heinlein is this one: Man is a wild animal. As history moves along, one of its lessons seems to be that efforts to … Continue reading

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Back to Mondoville and One Year After

Mrs. M’s father died last Thursday afternoon, and the burial was yesterday. He had been in seriously declining health since late spring, but it was still not entirely anticipated. He died peacefully at the age of 75, with his wife … Continue reading

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In Which the Student Becomes the Master

In some downtime yesterday, the Spawn and I were discussing the various provinces of geeky fandom, and the conversation eventually degenerated to a consideration of Harry Potter fan fiction. In particular, she told me, there are quite a few stories … Continue reading

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L’Affaire Salaita

The current teapot tempest in academia these days is the unhiring of Steven Salaita, who accepted a job offer in American Indian Studies at the U of Illinois’s flagship campus in Urbana-Champaign, only to have the rug yanked out from … Continue reading

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Cheese Was

One of the less obvious disadvantages to an ever-expanding government is the barrier it creates to entrepreneurism. And of course, even small companies that have been around a while require entrepreneurial spirit to survive. But when the costs of regulation … Continue reading

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Dear Universe…

Why do you hate me so? Why? I find it ironic that the activities of a Baptist preacher would drive me to these questions of theodicy.

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Late-Night Football and Other Potpourri

The Mid-Century Mondohaus had a guest this past weekend, as the Mad Dog swung by for a couple of days. The centerpiece of the weekend was to be Mondoville’s home opener in football, which was scheduled to begin at 6:00 … Continue reading

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