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Monthly Archives: February 2015
I’m a lousy typist. Given that I spent six years of my life as a journalist, and that I’ve done a fair amount of writing (fiction, the diss, the blog, freelance stuff in grad school, and so on) since that … Continue reading
I heard about the death of Leonard Nimoy this morning at lunch when the obit showed up in my e-mail. As a third-generation SF fan (and an occasional writer of the stuff), I owe Mr. Nimoy a debt of gratitude … Continue reading
The latest installment of DEATHSTORM 2015 fizzled out for Mondoville. The ladies of the house are still abed, beneficiaries of a precautionary two-hour delay that was declared last night. I, meanwhile, remain on a regular schedule. Good thing I love … Continue reading
The Winter Storm Warning for Mondoville County commences in about twenty minutes, and will run for about fourteen hours. We expect up to three inches of snow, which we call “Easter” in my old Kentucky stomping grounds, but is a … Continue reading
My mother’s favorite song was Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” She wanted it played at her funeral, a request that my guitarist cousin Jack fulfilled. Now as it happens, a running joke in my family was a Smothers … Continue reading
I expect quite the turnout… A tip of the Mondo Mortarboard to Sid Winek, via Facebook.
All things considered, Mondoville has barely been brushed by the various storms dominating the local news. I heard a bit of sleet last night on the patio as I read. We got an ice storm warning around ten last night. … Continue reading
As predicted, I’m a bit bleary and hoarse this morning, having played a show last night. However, I think it was worth it. Guitarist Larry Ellis and I arrived at the venue at 6:30 for load-in; the show was scheduled … Continue reading
Website io9 runs an article on the “Men’s Adventure” novels that are typically seen as pulp artifacts of the 70s and 80s. The article is less than complimentary, seeing the works as nothing more than somewhat deranged hackery. Now some … Continue reading