Monthly Archives: October 2016

NoirCon 2016: Day Three

I woke up before the girls did yesterday, but woke them up after a bit, because they had a plane to catch back to Charlotte, and would drive back to Mondoville from there. The Spawn had brought a box of … Continue reading

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NoirCon 16: Day Two

Woke up a bit earlier today, as the distaff members of Clan Mondo had an early train to catch for their visit to New York City. After they departed, I performed my morning ablutions and then had breakfast at the … Continue reading

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NoirCon 16: Days Zero and One

Headed out yesterday morning to the Real City Airport for my trip to the City of Brotherly Love for another plunge into the world of crime fiction. I’m at the 2016 edition of NoirCon, back after the standard two-year layoff. … Continue reading

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QotD: Tract Edition

When I was a kid, and through my teens, nearly every family vacation involved a trip to the Smokies. There were several reasons for this: It was Dad’s favorite place, it was within driving distance, and we could camp instead … Continue reading

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In Which a Dark Story Sees the Light of Day

A couple of years ago, while one of my classes was taking a final, I wrote a short story that was inspired in part by an incident I remembered from my childhood. I was pretty pleased with what I had … Continue reading

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Post-Gig, Pre-Grading Potpourri

Did something last night that I haven’t done in about 35 years, but we’ll get to that. First… The Berries were the openers at last night’s benefit show for Aurora. We were supposed to go on at about 8:45, and … Continue reading

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Aurora Means Dawn

Thomas Schmitt is a fixture on the Real City rock and roll scene — he’s a regular at our shows down there, and a big supporter of local rock and roll. He’s also the father of a beautiful little girl named … Continue reading

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