Author Archives: jamesdmacdonald

In Which I Visit a Museum

And there see a submarine. Some years ago, for reasons that matter not to our story, I was driving around northern New Jersey when I saw something by the side of the road.  “By golly,” I said, “that looks like … Continue reading

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Red Mike at the Movies: Hereditary

So this was one of a couple of movies I’d intended to see last year. For reasons I’ll not go into here I watched a lot of movies in theaters last year.  And I will, eventually, review them all.  But … Continue reading

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Martin Van of Kinderhook

Today is the first day of our ramble down to New York for Heliosphere.  So, en passant, we visited Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren’s home in Kinderhook, NY.  Van Buren had  been Jackson’s Vice President; he went on to a term … Continue reading

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It’s That Time Again

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Yes, it’s time for my annual Springtime Services Sale! From now through April 21, 2019 (that’s Easter Sunday, for those of you who celebrate), all edits on novel-length manuscripts will be 30% off…

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Free Magic Show: Boston

BEST OF BOSTON The SAM Assembly 9 “Best of Boston” contest will be held Wednesday, April 10th at the Puppet Showplace Theater, 32 Station St., Brookline, at 7:30 PM.  There is no charge for this performance. Note that the starting … Continue reading

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What We’re Planning

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
(Unless something horrible and unexpected leaps out of the bushes at us beforehand — which has, alas, been known to happen.) Anyway. We’re going down to be attending the Heliosphere sf/fantasy convention in…

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Merrimack Crimeline Show

  APRIL 13, 2019 HELP MERRIMACK CRIMELINE TAKE A BITE OUT OF CRIME 11th Annual MAGIC SHOW SUPPORT THE MERRIMACK POLICE K-9 PROGRAM “Pluto” MPD – K9 Granite State Magicians   10 AM thru 2 PM $5 PER PERSON, $2.50 UNDER … Continue reading

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Talk About Your Toxic Work Environments

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Back when I was first writing for publication, Jim Macdonald and I wrote a number of YA novels, mostly for book packagers (that was one of the entry points back then, before packagers…

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Featuring My Glorious Sister

Music Institute of Chicago Musicinst.org 847.905.1500 Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation” for soloists, choir, and chamber ensemble adapted by D. Wallenberg Sunday, March 17th, 3:00 pm Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL $15 adults | $10 seniors | $7 … Continue reading

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It’s Vaudeville!

This coming Saturday, March 9th, I will have the honor of appearing in the Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) Scholarship Fundraiser — Vaudeville Performance Saturday, March 9th, 7:00-9:00 pm Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main St, Warner, NH 03278 … Continue reading

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