Alternate History

In which I come up with an idea for a novel. Here’s how to write an alternate history (or one way, anyway — no matter what you do, if it works for you, it’s right). First, find one point of divergence. Then, follow logically from that point. Add characters, dialog, and a satisfying conclusion, andContinue reading “Alternate History”

SR-F*ckin’-A

What shall I say about the SRA (Science Research Associates) reading program? They’re pretty darned proud of themselves. (Note: this post comes from the discussion here.) When I was young I went to St. Patrick’s Parochial School in Bedford, New York, where our teachers belonged to the Sisters of Charity. I’m sure they did somethingContinue reading “SR-F*ckin’-A”

Newberry Consort Happy Hour

Join the Newberry Consort for a Zoom Happy Hour this Friday, February 5th, at 5:00 pm CST and hoist your favorite libation in celebration of their Juan de Lienas Vespers CD release! They will visit with artists from the album, have fun quizzes, and give away free CDs. Feeling festive? Make their Sister Mary MargaritaContinue reading “Newberry Consort Happy Hour”

Maine RenFaire

Looking for something to do this summer?  By July we should be well into the After Times, so — look for the Before Times with the Maine Renaissance Faire. Four days:  July 17, 18, 24, and 25. This is a lot of fun, great performances, interesting food, and a wonderful site.  One of the performersContinue reading “Maine RenFaire”

Paint it Black

Let me introduce you to something that I just learned from my sister: The existence of fan music videos for the BBC series Robin Hood (2006). Specifically, for Guy of Gisbourne (played by Richard Armitage, who went on to play Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit). Apparently, for beautiful young ladies, Guy consistently gets “shag” inContinue reading “Paint it Black”

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