Category Archives: Broken Glass Waltzes

Losing A Great One

I just found out that Harlan Ellison has died. He marked his 84th birthday a month ago. Ellison was one of my favorite writers, and his work earned the respect and admiration of his peers. As much as anyone, he … Continue reading

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Lunch Downtown

It occurred to me last night that in about three weeks, it’ll have been 20 years since I got out of the magazine business. Well, that’s not entirely accurate — I freelanced every so often while I was doing my … Continue reading

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Thursday at the Bar with Spawn…

… Not quite the stuff of Sondheim, but pleasant nonetheless. Got my grades turned in yesterday, so today the Spawn and I picked up a rental car and headed to Durham for tonight’s Noir at the Bar. The car had … Continue reading

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We Interrupt this Gradeapalooza…

… To note that today marks my 8th bloggiversary. Eight years ago, my parents had been buried for ten months, and my brother had been charged with their murders for eight. These were the first things I thought of every … Continue reading

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Monday Afternoon Potpourri

The Spawn is at work, Mrs. M is at the Y, and the Hound of the Basketballs is dozing in her laundry room bed. I took care of a bolus of grading yesterday, with Gradeapalooza not quite a couple of … Continue reading

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Deen Kogan, R.I.P.

Ms. Deen Kogan, who along with Lou Boxer has been a driving force behind NoirCon, has died at the age of 87. She and her husband Jay founded Philadelphia’s Society Hill Playhouse a few years before I was born, and … Continue reading

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Surprise!

Today was a day with my freshpeeps — they get the 3x weekly classes, while my upper levels get the longer sessions twice a week. We spent the day talking about discourse communities, Burke’s parlor, and what constitutes evidence when … Continue reading

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