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Howdy, y’all. My posting schedule has been hit-and-miss, I know. Looking back, I’ve been getting something new posted about every other week, but that trend will likely slow in the coming weeks. I’m scheduled for a rotator-cuff surgery early next week. And, I’m assuming the recovery process will limit how often I can post. I’ll... Continue Reading →

SNAFU or FUBAR?

A quick perusal of social media shows I’m not the only person who is struggling to maintain any kind of normal routine.That’s not surprising. We’re still mired in COVID lockdowns. We’re seeing repeated reasons for social and political unrest: Police shooting Black, Indigenous, and other people of color and not being held accountable for it.... Continue Reading →

A Good Walk Spoiled…

I have a deep-seated hatred for the game of golf. Some call my feelings about the sport irrational. But I disagree. I grew up in southern Arizona. As a child, I was about as horse crazy as it is possible to be. A lot of golf courses dotted the desert landscape near where I grew... Continue Reading →

Not with a Whimper, But with a Bang

This week’s post will be all over the map. Buckle up, y’all. The language will be profane and definitely not appropriate for children, work, or those who are bothered by swearing. If that’s not your cup of tea, then perhaps move along to a different post.This week’s title refers to the political unrest we’re facing.... Continue Reading →

Like a Moth to a Flame

Howdy, y’all. Thanks for sticking with me, despite my occasional flaky behavior.Somehow, I didn’t get a blog post written last week. Although I’d have bet money that I wrote one and posted it. But I can’t find it in my files or on the website. Maybe I dreamt I had?I’ve had a LOT of truly... Continue Reading →

The Failures of Binary Thinking

In my last post, I mentioned that the speculative/SFF community is grappling with a swirling shitstorm of allegations about sexual abuse, misogyny, and/or racist behavior. Many of the writers or industry leaders who are being called out are among some of the better known in the community.In the two weeks since I last posted, that... Continue Reading →

And Some Days, I Want to Scream

Howdy, readers. This is my first post in twenty-four days. And there have been <gesturing toward the window at the maelstrom of events outside it> reasons. I won’t go into all of them. But if you’re wondering, perhaps reading a few of my older posts will enlighten you about where I stand on any number... Continue Reading →

A Story About My White Privilege

I’ve been thinking a lot about the white privileges I have. And I remembered an incident from years ago in Tucson.My spouse and I were struggling college students at the time. We had started delivering newspapers, desperate for some extra income.Our newspaper route had us folding and delivering our papers very early in the morning.... Continue Reading →

Sinking Like a Stone

This has been a hard week.George Floyd was murdered, and protests against the kind of police violence that lead to his death have spread from Minneapolis to other cities.National Guard troops have been called in.The LGBTQ communities lost Larry Kramer, who was often a controversial figure for his uncompromising demand that we all do better.Mr.... Continue Reading →

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