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Sometimes when the going gets tough, it helps to remember why I’m doing this, and for whom. It’s not for me, it’s about them.  

September 29, 2014 · 1 Comment

Incredibly Late

I know, I’m late, I’m late… but it’s been an interesting day so far. Three weeks worth of laundry, and the First Reader is sick, poor man, so I did … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 3 Comments

Loose Ends

Mirror-Posted at Mad Genius Club this morning Life is all about uncertainties. Fiction, on the other hand, is required to make sense, or your readers throw things (like your book) … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 4 Comments

Review: The Corpse Reader

I was sick enough the other day to read. As odd as that sounds, when I’m at the point where I’m too uncomfortable to sleep, and too miserable to do … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Snot Funny

Since my friends all seem to think that a stuffed-up head is hilarious, I’m playing along. Q: So what is snot?  A: Snot is the mucous your sinuses produce in … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · 14 Comments

Medicine and Healing in SFF

Hattip to Michael Kabongo for the topic suggestion. After three(ish) days sick now, this is a timely topic. One of my favorite SF series on this topic is James White’s … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Overflowing Desk

So the fever broke sometime last night. I’m honestly not sure what I did and said for about 36 hours before that… But my brain is back. And recoiling in … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Gentlemen, You have no Idea why People Read…

This is a guest post by a friend and very articulate man, who posted this letter he sent to the editors of Analog, explaining why he felt compelled to cancel … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · 12 Comments


I’m sure I ate stuff this week. But at the moment, I have a head full of congestion, and my brain isn’t firing on all cylinders. Maybe I need to … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

Biological Exploration

It happened in class. I was quietly sitting in the big lecture hall, surrounded by some fifty-odd other students (this was Friday, and no homework due in class, and a … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Reviews on Hiatus

I’m not going to give up reviewing altogether. I’m stubborn, as you may have noticed. But I haven’t even had a few minutes here and there to pull up my … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 5 Comments


I am trying to help a friend out with a request for good old-fashioned mincemeat that tastes good. The following are images from my Great-Grandmother Ella Vanderburg’s Grange Cookbook. I … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 9 Comments

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