Monthly Archives: May 2011

Macho Sadness, and Wrestling as the True Realm of Fantasy

Still bummed over the death of Randy Savage, but will carry on. Wrestling has been a good, bad and ugly influence in my life for twenty six years or so. How can’t you love comic book heroes coming to life, … Continue reading

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Death of a Macho Man: The Late, Great Randy Savage (1952-2011)

I was in Aberdeen, Washington, getting a cup of coffee when I heard that Randy “Macho Man” Savage had died in a car accident, likely due to a heart attack. He was fifty eight. Damn it. Savage, a second generation … Continue reading

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Cranking Up the Muse

As if my previous post on my own pro wrestling RPG was not enough! Here’s more! After finishing work on my last novel, I’ve been having fun with writing short stuff. I did a writing challenge of four stories in … Continue reading

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The Ridler Wrestling Federation (1989-1990)

Once upon a time, I told my wife about one of the geekiest things I ever did: create a pro wrestling role playing game. She said that makes me an amateur game designer. Here I thought it just made me … Continue reading

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“Buzzard” Gets High Marks at Adventure Fantastic!

Well, I start this blog and two days later the kudos roll in. How do you like them apples? Keith at Adventure Fantastic is doing reviews of online fiction for seven days and came to that bastion of literary adventure … Continue reading

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The Ridler and Heller Challenge of Challenges!

Last week, I took on a short story challenge with the intrepid punk rock writer and genre nut Jason Heller, the only writer in history to write a science fictional biography of President Taft and be able to recite the … Continue reading

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The Return of Ridlerville

Welcome to the new and improved Ridlerville! I’ve migrated from LJ (too many Soviet spies!), and I got some cool feedback from folks that were missing my longer rants about writing, wrestling, and rock and roll. So, Ridlerville returns and … Continue reading

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