Category Archives: Why I Do What I Do

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 Zero

Greetings from St. Petersburg — the Floridian, not the Russian. Bouchercon gets rolling in earnest tomorrow, so I’m getting ready to make an early night of it. *** About an hour before I headed out this morning, the Spawn called … Continue reading

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Saturday Potpourri: “What, a Week Already?” Edition

So yeah, I haven’t posted in a few days. Let’s remedy that, shall we? *** I learned yesterday that it may be necessary to convert my class on the Seven Deadly Sins to a freshpeep-level course, so I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Potpourri: Busy Saturday, Quiet Sunday Edition

It’s been a steamy weekend, even by local standards, with temperatures within hailing distance of the century mark, and heat indices of “medium well, but still juicy.” Nonetheless, I made my way to Real City early yesterday morning and didn’t … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Gets His Synchronicity On

I had several things kind of cascade into one another in the last few days, but in a good way. Allow me to explain… On Friday, I leaned about my panel at Bouchercon, and that we’d be focusing on the … Continue reading

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Vignette from the Smithsonian

While I was at the Air and Space Museum last week, I took in an exhibit about the early days of flight, using old footage and the like and accompanied by a newsreel-like voiceover. I sat in the darkened room … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Suggests Some Gardening

… No, not the sort that makes you sweat and have to wash your hands over and over and — wait. That’s just me? Fine. But here’s what I mean. In the last few days, a meme started going around the Book … Continue reading

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