Monthly Archives: November 2011

Two Shots of the Good Stuff: Amy Hempel and Maureen F. McHugh

A day late, a dollar short, but would it be the cavalry if it arrived on time? Okay, work, Thanksgiving, and illness have let the old blog get dusty, so here’s two shots of short story goodness from two fantastic … Continue reading

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The Speed of Excellence, Part I

I am a historian and writer of fiction. Either vocation could fill the hours of my days until I’m back to being star stuff. But I made the decision to commit to both.  Recently, I noticed a tension between these … Continue reading

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Remember to Dream in Daylight: A Remembrance Day Post on T. E. Lawrence

It is Remembrance Day in Canada and other Commonwealth countries. Veteran’s Day in the US. Armistice Day in the UK.  All of them originated in a single event, the end of the Great War of 1914-1918, but have come to … Continue reading

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Two Shots of the Good Stuff: Joe Lansdale and Donald Ray Pollock

So, with the mad scramble after World Fantasy, I have been remiss in sharing some thoughts on great short stories. Here’s two that were clear knockouts.   Joe Lansdale, “The Stars are Falling,” STORIES. A wonderful story about a veteran … Continue reading

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Five Quick Things!

I know, not many posts. So busy these days. So I’ll do two shots of the good stuff tomorrow, and a wee list of things today: FIVE QUICK THINGS ABOUT ME YOU DON’T KNOW! 1. My favorite bands growing up … Continue reading

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World Fantasy, Arkham City, Tales, and Spinning Plates

Well, a whirlwind week has come and gone. We were at World Fantasy, but the wife was having a hard time and so, sadly, we only got to enjoy about half of the events, so no epic con report from … Continue reading

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