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Probing the Shadows

  I had to write a very short paper, almost so short I wouldn’t call it a paper. However, I thought I’d share it here, and expound a little bit, … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 4 Comments

Pho Mi Once

Not all of our eating adventures end well. And it really isn’t that this one ended badly, just with disappointment. I had been to Pho Mi in Miamisburg once before, … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 9 Comments

Fantastic Illustrations

As a companion piece to my Mad Genius Club post on a century of Fantasy in prose, here are some illustrations from the two oldest books I used, the 1890 … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

Review: Amy Lynn

I had not intended to review this book, nor even read it. I’d read a bit of the sample months ago, and put off by the beginning and the cover, … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

A Bump of Direction

This year’s Nobel prize for Medicine was awarded to a three-man team who made the interesting discovery that rats have what they call a built-in GPS. It seems that it’s been … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 7 Comments


No, not the sea battle, although that is a pretty amazing story in and of itself. Nope, this is me looking at the semester and noting I’m midway through it. … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rainy Dahlias

  Playing with color, or lack thereof. Shot this weekend in Kentucky. 

October 14, 2014 · 2 Comments


Monday is not a kind day to me, this semester. After years of running a business where Monday was essentially my weekend (coming as it does after two-three days of … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment


The First Reader, who once traveled around the world courtesy of the Practical Joke Department (see Heinlein’s Glory Road to find out where that reference came from) told me he’d … Continue reading

October 12, 2014 · 10 Comments

Free Fiction and Writing thoughts

Posted over at Mad Genius Club… Picking up the thread of Peter Grant’s blog on vacations yesterday, and harking back to David Pascoe talking about writing with an infant in … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Review: The Grey Man and Future Tech

I just recently found two books by JL Curtis, both called The Grey Man, but one is Vignettes introducing the characters, and the other is a whole novel of adventures. … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Inorganic Food

Chemistry is everywhere. Some of you may know this, but for a long time I lived with my Dad on a small New England farm, where we grew veggies and … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 25 Comments

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