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Kage Alan
Detroit, Michigan, US
June 19
Kage Alan is the Detroit-based author of comedic novels A Funny Thing Happened on the Way To My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. the Lord of the Loins and Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell. Additional info can be found at KageAlan.com

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There are rare people we meet in our lives who we know almost intuitively will change the course of history. There are even rarer people we meet in our lives who we know will be victims in their own. Then there are those really, really rare people we meet in our… Read full post »

When you can’t think of one single topic that will fill up an entire blog post, hit on several. Someone wise once said that, though they obviously weren’t very famous. Hell, that could have been me. So, why not give you the state of the nation address as it stands now… Read full post »

Are you on the Do Not Call phone list? I am. I pride myself that I may have been the first one who signed up for it the moment it went live. Not that it did me much good. Oh, I still get phone calls from solicitors who either ignore the… Read full post »

My husband is not a fan of concerts. He just isn’t. They annoy him and he finds it difficult to resist making his feelings known to the point where it puts me in a bad mood, thereby allowing him to be in a good mood again knowing he’s spoiled mine. And,… Read full post »

There’s a little show that exploded overseas a couple of years ago that quickly became one of my favorites. The critics despised it. No, even worse than despised it. They couldn’t hate it enough, as if hate was going out of style. And audiences? They loved it and made it a… Read full post »

As last we left our annoyed hero waiting for Little Brother, I…er…I mean ‘he’ had gone back to the hotel to sleep for a couple of hours before being unceremoniously summoned to go find the tiny critter. Yes, Little Brother doesn’t have the best sense of direction. &ldq… Read full post »

It was a dark and stormy June night. I remember it well because the birds weren’t chirping like they usually did in the soft afternoon sun. Okay, it may have been afternoon instead of evening and it really hadn’t been storming. We’d had storms, just not that day. Honorable Husband’s Grandmons… Read full post »

You almost got a blog post about how the music of Tangerine Dream is a writer’s best friend, which ranks right up there with another post I still haven’t written about my tea cup collection. They’ll happen one day. Mark my words. Instead, mom and I were having a rather animated… Read full post »

There’s no longer a need to—how did Antoine Dodson put it?—“hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband…” Yes, if you noticed what appeared to be a large, strange cloud drifting over your home yesterday morning, there was no need to worry. It was just the… Read full post »

JUNE 26, 2014 6:00AM

The Secret Lives of Spouses

I’ve seen enough movies to where it’s dawned on me that Honorable Husband could really be some sort of world traveling super spy and using our relationship (and me) as his cover. Poor bastard. If he is, he’s been kicking himself for the last nineteen years and you know all of… Read full post »

This may come as a complete and total shock to you, but I know less than nothing about women’s undergarments. My understanding of such things is that they should always hold a woman’s bits and pieces in so that I don’t have to see anything more than the general shape…at least… Read full post »

Has anybody else been reading about the ongoing feud between Amazon and publisher Hachette? It’s also apparently spread to Warner Brothers, too, only in DVD/Blu-Ray titles. The gist of it is that Amazon is negotiating for deeper discounts on books both here in the US (with Hachette) and now oversea… Read full post »

There were three things my father and I enjoyed doing when I was younger and when it came to spending quality time together. It started with tossing a Nerf football around the backyard. I wasn’t so good kicking a soccer ball and my talent with a football was extremely questionable, so… Read full post »

I love Honorable Husband. I do. I must. He’s used subliminal conditioning on me. Not quite so sure about how he feels about me at the moment, but he’s doing his best to trick me into thinking he loves me. After all, who else’s care would leave his Grandmonster in during… Read full post »

Honestly, it was either I drag out some old letters or give you a tour of several teacups in our cupboard. I grew up drinking tea and mum and I had our favorite cups. We even bought each other teacups over the years and I still have the majority of mine.… Read full post »

I had the surprise pleasure of being asked to dinner two weeks ago with Honorable Husband and some of his friends from high school. Spouses aren’t always invited, only this time we were, probably because we all complained about being left out last time. I decided I was going to go… Read full post »

JUNE 2, 2014 6:00AM

How A Family Can Muck Up Dying

My great aunt passed away last week. Please, no condolences. She wasn’t the most well-liked individual around. In fact, I kind of considered her a pain in the ass myself. But don’t get me wrong. I’m not wanting to speak ill of the dead since that’s not very nice. My grandmother… Read full post »

There are very few artists whose albums I’ll buy without listening to first. Of those I do, it’s because they’ve been around for a long time and I’ve come to know and respect the quality of their work. This can be said of Australian-based Alien Skin. I first came across creato… Read full post »

MAY 29, 2014 6:00AM

A Year+ Without Their Father

Some of you have had a chance to meet Honorable Husband, especially if you attended OutlantaCon last month. I was gobsmacked when he agreed to attend with me since so many people have started to wonder if he really existed. It was nice to share that experience with him and I… Read full post »

I remember what it was like to be the new kid on the block. It was actually kinda awesome, so I know I can speak for the rest of us in the Butt Pirates in Space anthology when I say how delighted we are that Jevocas Green’s experience during his first… Read full post »

If you ever want to know about southern hospitality and charm, look no further than Eden Winters. Eden has taken it upon herself to selflessly teach me how to avoid the dreaded version of “bless your heart!” It only made sense that she should become part of the second anthology. I… Read full post »

I met Ally Blue several years ago at DragonCon. She took me under her wing, bought me drinks, made sure I made it up to my room safely, and ensured nobody (but her) could give me grief. She is a gay man’s best friend and I have nothing bad to say… Read full post »

I mentioned in the introduction to Kiernan Kelly’s post yesterday that I’d never intended to take part in an anthology. I’d been asked before, but never accepted. Why not take the plunge? It just never seemed fun to me. I want to feel like I’m part of something, not a name… Read full post »

I remember the first time I met Kiernan Kelly. It was at DragonCon. I sat down, she looked over at me and said “Sit up. Get your elbows off the table. Get your foot off the chair. Do you do that at home.” And I was in Heaven! Kiernan is a… Read full post »

I’ve teased Shae Connor for years about her having picked everybody under the sun up at the airport except me. I can no longer do that. But while it was acceptable to tease Shae for such an indiscretion, I discovered it was absolutely UNACCEPTABLE to offer her dollar bills for carrying… Read full post »