Monthly Archives: February 2010

Raising Children

The thread in sfworld is title “SF is dying…” and the debate has led to this entry: [quote=Sparrow]Kids should not get to do what they want, read just what they want, eat only what they want, hang out with all … Continue reading

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Another Distant Replay

  Thursday, April 6, 2006 Prescient Critique Winston Churchill once said that democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others. In that he was echoing, if not agreeing with, Plato. In The Republic, Plato develops some … Continue reading

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Progress Report

I am pleased to report I have now completed – as far as I know – 128 of 285 web pages. There will be more than 285 pages as I plan to add the flash fiction stories I’ve done for … Continue reading

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Blurb Disclaimer Update

It’s only fair. I complained about the innacuracy of the blurb for the book I am plowing through. In that original post I stated I was on page 122. On page 133, a new chapter and a new section began … Continue reading

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Youngness In Old Folk

Last night, TLWSHLWM and I went to dinner at some friends’ home. We were expected to arrive there at 5PM and we managed to be two minutes fashionably late. Going to dinner at 5PM is not noteworthy. We do this … Continue reading

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Blurb Disclaimer

Beginning to wonder if cover blurbs on novels should be a bit more informative about what to expect between the covers. Currently reading an sf novel whose cover blurb addresses an interesting problem – who decides what it means to … Continue reading

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Converging Coincidences

Last night, we watched an HBO original movie titled Taking Chance. A Marine Lieutenant Colonel volunteers to escort the body of a Private First Class to the PFC’s home town. The incidents of the film occurred in real life in … Continue reading

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