redshirts

I’m not sure what got me to thinking about John Scalzi’s Redshirts this morning. I read and rather enjoyed the book when it first came out several years ago, and it sprang to mind again today as I was getting dressed. (No, nothing that I’m wearing today is red, so that’s not the connection.) I […]

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of interest this week: 17 April 2016

I have actually been doing quite a bit of online reading in the past couple of weeks, but I haven’t logged too many of them—there have been a lot of in-depth product reviews, author message boards, and the like that I figured not to many others would be tremendously curious about. But here are a […]

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just a quick update on the Valhalla series

You know that the series continues past volume three (The Black Pool), right? I’ve been hard at work on bringing the fourth volume, Raven Quest, to market. Of course, life (mostly illness) and other projects (mostly anthologies) have intervened, and the book has been delayed a couple of years. I know. I never meant it […]

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of interest this week: 3 April 2016

For this week’s list, I grabbed only a couple of the climate change articles making headlines this week. There are plenty of others—eye-opening, frightening, and everything in between—available from solid sources if you go looking for them. It’s easy to resign yourself to thinking that you’re just one person whose actions and attitudes will make […]

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of interest this week: 27 March 2016

Admittedly, I’ve been distracted by March Madness, but I have been doing some reading on subjects other than basketball. Nixon Policy Advisor Admits He Invented War On Drugs to Suppress ‘Anti-War Left and Black People’ By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd [Former Nixon policy advisor John Ehrlichman said,] “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be […]

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of interest this week: 20 March 2016

Artificial intelligence and transporters on the vernal equinox, y’all! America Needs ‘Y’all’: English has no standard second-person plural word, and it’s time for that to change By Vann R. Newkirk II “Y’all,” that strange regional and ethnic conjunction, offers a simplicity to speech that can’t be found elsewhere. It is a magnificently elegant linguistic creation. […]

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of interest this week: 13 March 2016

I’m still on the mend, slowly but surely. Some days are better than others. The good news is that even while I’ve been sick, there’s been plenty of good, meaty stuff online. What it’s like to be that fat person sitting next to you on the plane. By Your Fat Friend I practice how I […]

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