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JUNE 8, 2010 9:51AM

What the watchmaker wrote

I am suspicious of contemporary fiction. I will turn to the first page of a book, hoping to find a new world to fall into. I want to be enveloped into a world that appears to have evolved on its own, and grown by/… Read full post »


 Books I probably read at least twice a year

Harry Potter, JK Rowling. Hands down, collectively.  Every time I read them, I come away with something different.  Right now, Rowling's depiction of grief and depression suddenly resonate more than they once did.  Also, her plo… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2010 2:20PM

This is embarrassing.

I have taken some degree of grief the last couple months for not maintaining my rate and quality of output.  I know, I post irregularly, and when I do, it's pap like this.  Tough.  You want regular, high-quality writing?  That's why we keep Lisa Kern around.  Oh, and the Sta… Read full post »

JANUARY 5, 2010 1:21PM

An invitation for Judy

  For Ms. Judy

I get it, we are your day job.  You look at us running around, screaming, and swarming like first graders “playing” soccer, and you wonder whether it’s wrong to mix Pepto and bourbon, at least before noon.  (I say go ahead.)

You’re probably still lear… Read full post »

DECEMBER 17, 2009 12:10PM

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  Sure it looks like this.

On this day in 1836, the nascent Texian nation completed its first secession.  Sam Houston’s force of 900 overran the siesting Mexican army of 1300 in eighteen minutes.  For the next nine years, the Republic of Texas lurched along as an independent nation.  It borr/… Read full post »

 I don't pretend to know how internet advertising works, but this particular placement seems ill-advised:

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MARCH 15, 2009 1:42PM

For Dorinda: Interview with Vac

 Dorinda Fox suggested, as a way to learn more about writers here that we pick another OS writer to interview.  I thought it would be fun to write about someone else's neuroses for once.  I asked Vac if I could interview him, not because he appears neurotic, but because I thinkRead full post »