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A Brief Note on Current Events

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
In a sane and rational world, it shouldn’t be necessary to state for the record that I thoroughly disapprove of alt-right supporters neo-Nazis white-supremacists dirtbag racist whackaloons holding torchlit rallies, chanting racist slogans,…

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Another Sign of the Changing Times

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Our printer died the other day, somewhat to our surprise. It was an HP Deskjet 6940 — in other words, a fairly sturdy office model — and it really shouldn’t have reacted so…

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Ice Cream Wizard

And so things come full circle (of magic).  The first novel that Doyle and I wrote together was the (still unpublished) Ice Cream Wizard.  A fantasy/SF crossover with some great bits — including the Secret Origin of Doc and Beka … Continue reading

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Make Friendship an Action Figure

Help convince Mattel to make Friendship the Magician from RAW (it’s pro wrestling) into an action figure for their upcoming  Festival of Friendship series.  Sign the petition! Mattel is producing a Festival of Friendship set as part of their Epic … Continue reading

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Summer’s Lease Isn’t Up Yet

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Any day now, though, the maple tree by the foot of our driveway will show its first patch of color.  August up here is almost as much the start of autumn as it…

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Erase Una Vez en el Oeste

Today is the anniversary of a couple of iconic events from the Wild West:  One of the first, if not the first, actual middle-of-the-street quick-draw gunfighter duels,  and the first train robbery by the Younger-James gang (not the first train … Continue reading

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Peeve Plus

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Today’s peeve, because I haven’t been peevish for a while: Listen up, people.? The phrase you’re aiming for isn’t “make due.”? It’s “make do.” I know that homonyms are tricky, and “do” and…

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A Bit of Amusement

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
(God knows, we need it.) If you were raised in (or have ever lived for an extended time in) the South, this is hilarious: “Tennessee Williams with Air Conditioning” (I read an article…

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Peeve of a Summer’s Day

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
The air is thick with humidity and allergens, and I am peevish. Listen to me, O People, when I say unto you, the phrase is not “mother load”, it is “mother lode.” The…

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The Play’s the Thing…

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
…wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king. Shakespeare in the Park is doing Julius Caesar this summer, not Hamlet, but the reference is an apt one nonetheless. Somebody’s conscience (or self-love, or…

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