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While idly mousing about the internet the other day, I followed a link to this page, which is all about an artist in Texas who’s been re-imagining images of classic Western heroes using female models, with awesome results: And my thought, instantly, was “Damn, I want to read the books that those are the covers […]
Because I have cabin fever, and cabin fever makes me peevish. (It also makes me want to listen to Stan Rogers’s “Canol Road” on infinite repeat, but that’s another story.) And my peeve today is this: If you’re going to enrich your prose with Latin tags and Latinate derivatives, for heaven’s sake at least get […]
Ursula K. Le Guin is dead. As far as my own native field of sf/fantasy goes, she was one of the giants in the earth. The Left Hand of Darkness was groundbreaking, and it’s the book that’s getting namechecked in the obits, though I personally liked The Dispossessed better. (She depicted the only fictional utopia […]
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Was Uncle Tom’s Cabin written by a feminine hand? No, it was written by Harriet Beecher’s toe. For years, pretty much all I knew about Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the novel, was that it existed. Important in the social history of … Continue reading
The sad fact is that people who don’t have medical insurance don’t get medical care. Today is the first day of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment program. Go sign up. Today. See also: Doing My Part for ACA Open … Continue reading
All too often these days we read or hear in the news, “[Name of politician] doubled down on his earlier remarks…” So what does it mean to “double down”? The term comes from the world of gambling, specifically from the … Continue reading
Benefit Concert for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 pm Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois Suggested donations taken at the door: Adults $10, Children $5 Additional donations are appreciated. Cash … Continue reading
Some of y’all may recall the post From My Mail a while back, requesting votes to get a grant from State Farm for Camp Mariposa in Nashua, NH. Camp Mariposa is a mentoring and addiction prevention program for youth (ages … Continue reading
The news lately is full of the word “dotard,” and all of the news sources feel compelled to add a definition. As if everyone didn’t already know what dotard meant. In the small fishing village whence I come, “Dotard!” is … Continue reading
My connection with this group: Sometimes I do magic for them. —- I’m proud to announce that the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s Camp Mariposa has been selected as one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® … Continue reading
The mail brought our latest authors’ copies of an anthology with one of our stories. This is Science Fiction for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads edited by Tom Easton and Judith K. Dial. A collection of very short stories, mostly if … Continue reading
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