Category Archives: Pixel-stained Wretchery

Hunkering Down

So Hurricane Florence has hit the North Carolina coast this morning, and we’re expecting to get a sizable dose of wind and rain this weekend in Mondoville. The National Weather Service’s predictions appear calmer than those of our local TV … Continue reading

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Excitable Boys and Accidental Martyrs

While I was in Florida, a Facebook friend of mine posted a link to an article about the life and death of Warren Zevon. Writer Steven Hyden is pretty evenhanded in the piece, noting both Zevon’s artistic gifts and his … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day 2

It’s been a long day in sunny, stormy St. Pete. Nevertheless, I’m persisting. I started my morning once again by fueling up at the breakfast buffet, and then making my way to the shuttle to the convention. I made my … Continue reading

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Bouchercon 2018: Day One

Woke up this morning (Da DAH da dah DUM) in time to hit the breakfast buffet and catch a shuttle to the historic and beautiful Vinoy Hotel, home of this year’s edition of Bouchercon. It was good that I loaded … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof is Briefly Honored, but Puzzled

I was in my office this morning, talking to my buddy Justin, when I got an e-mail from a Very Famous Writer. The VFW had written a story (which was attached), and the note (addressed to “Warren”) was asking if … Continue reading

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The Hypnotic Jungle Rhythms of a Place that Some call … Finland?

So tonight, as I was reading The Complete Compleat Enchanter (Pratt and Sprague de Camp’s novellas Set in varied mythic landscapes), I found that the evening’s story Was set in the Kalevala —  That’s the epic poem of Finland, Just in … Continue reading

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Well, I Am from Hermit-age

Back before the blog, I discovered a band called The Red Button. I reviewed their second album for an online magazine in 2011, but while I liked it, I thought the first album was amazing. It was in heavy rotation … Continue reading

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