Monthly Archives: March 2009

Novellas I love: The Mountains of Mourning

Lois McMaster Bujold is one of my favorite currently-working writers. My buddy Phil introduced me to her books while we were stuck in an airport on weather delays. Now I have an entire shelf devoted to her books (though since … Continue reading

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NBC’s KINGS: a few first thoughts

A little background: I grew up in a protestant household, but I’m an atheist. So I’m familiar with the Old Testament stories, though it’s been a Long Time. I started seeing ads for this new show on NBC called KINGS … Continue reading

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It’s cherry blossom time!

Maybe not up north, but it is down here. My Yoshino cherry started out 8 years ago in a 5-gallon tub from Lowe’s, I think. Now it’s about 20 feet tall. The first couple years, it was kinda straggly and … Continue reading

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Books I love; movie casting I don’t

Wil Wheaton has been posting about books he loves on his blog, and I thought that sounded like a fun thing to do. So I’ll start with mine in the next few days or weeks, because I want to read … Continue reading

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Editing.

So I’m working on revising Moon Below, the story that was rejected on Monday. God, I can’t believe I submitted something this … bad. I guess the adage is true: put it away for a month or two, then come … Continue reading

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My first rejection!

I submitted a story about 6 weeks ago, and I got my rejection notice today. It was personalized, which was nice: they don’t have to do that; they can just say, “Sorry, we’re not interested at this time.” And it’s … Continue reading

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Another year older

My birthday was last week. It was nice. I threw a party Saturday night, with a dozen friends over. Made lots of food, ate lots of food, stayed up late (which for me is after midnight. I get up at … Continue reading

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Heroes (the TV show)

I used to look forward to a new episode of Heroes. I even bought the fancy edition of the first season DVDs. Second season was … crap, basically. The writers’ strike didn’t help matters any, either. But somebody added badly-written … Continue reading

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Crazy March weather

It snowed Sunday night. I got Monday off work, which was pretty cool. This time we hardly needed it, but I guess they didn’t want to repeat the idiocy of SnowBama day, when we went in at 10:30 and they … Continue reading

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