Category Archives: Broken Glass Waltzes

Thursday Afternoon Potpourri: Pre-Labor Day Edition

It’s a searing afternoon here in Mondoville, currently feeling like about 102 or 103 degrees. Fortunately for me, I’m indoors, and have every intention of staying that way. I’m also putting off working on a short video I have to … Continue reading

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Sunday Night Potpourri: Thank You, Mask Man Edition

(If you don’t recognize the allusion. . . well, take it away, Mr. Bruce.) *** As I mentioned on the Book of Faces yesterday, I drove up to Greenville yesterday to donate some platelets. I had planned to swing by … Continue reading

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Plaguepourri: 25 March 20

So the town remains quiet, as it likely will for quite a while. Still, it’s a writer’s compulsion, whether he writes fiction or poetry or something else, to tell readers, “Here is how the world looks today.” Here is how … Continue reading

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Noir in the Time of COVID-19, or SARS at the Bar

Newberry’s Bar Figaro welcomed Noir at the Bar back to its event room last night, and a mix of new and familiar faces took the stage to share tales of murder, mayhem, and merriment, although of a rather grim sort. … Continue reading

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Now Boarding for 2020…

Mrs. M and I got home from a nice dinner at a local Mexican restaurant about an hour ago, and I’ll get back to reading a collection of Jeremiah Healy’s Cuddy short stories in a little bit. But since we’re … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon Potpourri: Aging and Sneezing Edition

I’m in my office, and just finished moving a bunch of CDs to an empty shelf. Well, not quite empty — turns out there was a fair amount of dust there, which accounts for the sneezing fit I had a few … Continue reading

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And This One Belongs to…

Marty Brennaman. The Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame radio announcer called his last Reds game today; he’s retiring after 46 seasons behind the microphone. Unfortunately, the Reds couldn’t send him off with a win (and the opportunity to deploy his … Continue reading

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Sunday Potpourri: Mystery in the Midlands Recap

I’m in the office, getting ready for the last few days of my summer courses, but I’ve had a lot of fun for the past couple of days, so I don’t mind paying the piper. It doesn’t mean I won’t … Continue reading

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HeroesCon 2019: Day 2 — Nice Shirt

The day isn’t over yet, but I think I can bring us essentially up to date. I woke up around 7 this morning, wrote the previous post, and let the Spawn sleep in while I went downstairs to the hotel … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: Random Reads Edition

We’re having our first brutally hot spell of the year, with the highs on the verge of cracking the three-digit mark and skies the approximate color of a swimming pool liner. This is expected to continue at least until late … Continue reading

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