Monthly Archives: August 2007

I’m Appropriately Ashamed

Before you ask, the title of this post says it all. All about what? I added a new Tale of the Lesser Greek Gods to the website today. It’s called Straight Line but you must read the tale to discover … Continue reading

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New Story Posted

Put a new story up on the web site yesterday titled The Iake Alternative. Comes from an incident in Yaqui Indian history where a a group of Yaqui were herded onto a Spanish ship destined for slavery. The entire group … Continue reading

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The Tao of Rejection

My new guru is Snoopy. He has a book titled Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life in which his life as a writer is portrayed with commentary from a dozen or so successful writers. The biggest laugh came from a three … Continue reading

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Tales of The Lady J

Just finished reading Larry Niven’s The Draco Tavern, a book of related short stories dealing with a bar that caters to aliens. It’s as inventive as anything Niven has ever done. Admire the man’s imagination. The trope of a place … Continue reading

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Plagiarizing History

Once again, The History Channel provided my daily allotment of mirth. Checking out the important things that happened this day in history, such as the Battle of Bosworth Field – which may not even have happened on Bosworth Field – … Continue reading

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Disliking Science: Reason #87

Speeding is a way of life, I suppose. I’m not into auto racing or cycle racing or even skiing but I do drive an automobile, a lot. Maybe it’s a function of the idea I never managed to grow up … Continue reading

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Yuck!

Dan mentioned it below. I had a run in with a fellow poster on a forum. I am still trying to figure out what I did wrong, how the poster arrived at the stated view of me and my writing, … Continue reading

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Exporting Our Very Best Stuff

You have heard the phrase ‘ugly American?’ The History Channel seems intent on solidifying the sobriquet for generations to come. In a tit-for-tat with BBC-America, it has exported itself to the United Kingdom. You can find it on the web … Continue reading

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When You Can’t Beat Them; Mock Them

Posting on the boards is sometimes interesting, often amusing, rarely dull. I get wrapped up in what I am thinking and the need I have to get this point out there for others to consider, debate, demonstrate to me the … Continue reading

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Hit on the head

A number of friends in the writing community have hit me over the head with regards to my last negative post. Lesson duly learned. Will be positive and stop moaning. Having computer trouble at present in more ways than one. … Continue reading

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