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Busy, busy, busy.

Shatterdome Atlanta is in 22 days, and I’m spending several hours every day working on that.I’m finishing up a short story for submission to an anthology.I’m taking the 5th exam in my distance learning German-teaching course starting Sunday (15 days).A… Continue reading

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Busy, busy, busy.

Shatterdome Atlanta is in 22 days, and I’m spending several hours every day working on that.I’m finishing up a short story for submission to an anthology.I’m taking the 5th exam in my distance learning German-teaching course starting Sunday (15 days).A… Continue reading

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The story behind the story: Something There Is

Two and a half years ago, I was sitting on an overnight train from Berlin to Vienna, watching the city I love pass by and fade into the distance.I’d just finished a four-week intensive course at the Goethe-Institut, and I was off to Austria to meet my … Continue reading

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The history behind the story: Something There Is

5 July 1961Mielke sat behind his desk, and a pair of officers stood on either side of it. They couldn’t consider me a threat to the minister, not after leaving me alone with him so far. Could they? I’m not much of an athlete. I get decent marks in … Continue reading

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Things I’m working on

Blah blah, new year, resolve, etc. I’m trying something different this year to get my act together. I spend far too much time fooling around on facebook, twitter, and other places on the internet and too little working on things … Continue reading

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An artist who’s on my wavelength

One of the things I love about Berlin is its history. When I walk through the streets, it’s almost like I can feel the people who came before, or imagine the buildings that were there a hundred years ago but … Continue reading

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Ghost stations of Berlin

I am a child of the 1980s, and as such, the end of the Cold War and the Soviet Union happened around the time I came into political awareness. It’s only to be expected that something of that magnitude would … Continue reading

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Been a long time.

Sorry for that. I was in Europe for 6 weeks, and I didn’t have much interest in updating. I have 3 book reviews, a manga review, and some exciting news about RetroSpec to post in the next few days. For … Continue reading

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Dear Iceland Volcano:

Please stop erupting. Dear EU air control: Please open airports and allow transatlantic flights. I’m supposed to be flying to Germany in 11 days. There are very few flights leaving for Europe right now, and I have no idea if … Continue reading

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Crunch time

There are many things I want to blog about, but I don’t have the time. It’s frustrating. I’ve only got a few more chapters to read in Whipping Girl, then I can write a review (spoiler alert: I love it!). … Continue reading

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