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John Scalzi has ideas about how people treat books, because, well of course he does. Looking at his (actually Anne Fadiman’s) grid, I have been all of them from Lawful Good (uses leather or other proper bookmarks) to Chaotic Evil … Continue reading

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Revisiting caucuses, and accessability.

In 2016, I wrote about caucuses, and how they are an undemocratic anomaly. I believe every word I wrote then, and it seems redundant to restate the case. One issue I did not address in that post — mainly because … Continue reading

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"He's a Harvard undergraduate. It's almost justifiable homocide."

Today I came down with a migraine. I took the migraine meds, and then, because I am not working* (which provides distraction), I decided to watch my favorite Hitchcock film, Rope. Whenever I hear people talk about Hitchcock’s greatest, Rope … Continue reading

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Lady of the storms

I am currently reading Laurell K. Hamilton’s Merry Gentry series, which can best be described as…Fairy Porn. Maybe I’m exaggerating — maybe it’s just Fairy Erotica. At any rate, several of the tall, statuesque fairies with silken hair down to … Continue reading

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It's rough out there, right now. Would a couple of penguin pictures help?

Although I have a bunch of pictures taken by the ship’s photographer (which I am having trouble loading), the Rocket Scientist took these. Or just maybe scenery? At any rate, hang in there. As the Doctor said in the second … Continue reading

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In the dark midwinter…

I love December. It’s the cold, gentle, dark. It’s the rain, and the soft wind that follows. It’s that the days are short, and the light falls obliquely to the earth, golden against the leafless trees. It’s the Christmas lights, … Continue reading

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PSA.

I am now working for the 2020 US Census. Two things: They’re hiring. The pay is reasonably good, and there are some part time positions with flexible hours. Check it out at http://2020census.gov/jobs. Most importantly, the Census is a noble … Continue reading

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