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Banned Books Week Has Rolled Around Again

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Because the people who want to control what the rest of us read just don’t ever stop. (Confession time here.? I’m a First Amendment purist, of the stripe which, if we were talking…

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Nostalgia Calling, However Briefly

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Every once in a while, I run across something that makes me wish for a moment that I’d stayed in Academia.† Like this call for papers: Inside Out: Dress and Identity in the…

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Haec Sunt Mea Ornamenta

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
My offspring, they have a podcast: No Story is Sacred It’s up at all the usual places. (“Art in the blood, Watson . . . .”)

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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  The first novel that Doyle and I wrote together was the (still unpublished) Ice Cream Wizard.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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