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As in, like everybody else in these socially isolated days, I’m doing a lot of it. Especially a lot of re-reading of old favorites in the mystery genre – probably because with an old favorite, you don’t get any unpleasant surprises. Also probably because the best mysteries end up with truth revealed and justice done […]
If we threw every writer out of the canon who wasn’t, at least part of the time, a jerk and an asshole, we might be left with Jane Austen and the Venerable Bede. And I’m not completely sure about Jane.
It’s paying-off-the-winter-electric-bill time (somewhat later than usual this year, thanks to the pandemic), and it’s also coming up on pay-the-town-property-tax time, so it behooves me to point discreetly to the Editorial and Critique Services link up at the top of this blog. Short version: If you’ve got a book you think needs an editorial polish […]
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A while back I had some computer problems. As in Black Screen of Death computer problems. As in Called-MicroSoft and the Level-One-tech-couldn’t-help-me problems. So that is how I wound up on the phone with a Level Two tech, a nice … Continue reading
Believe it or not, the great state of Maine has a local cocktail. I learned this recipe from my good friend paramedic Jerry O’Neil of Northstar Ambulance in Rangeley, Maine. (Strangeley is also the home of the Wilhelm Reich Museum. … Continue reading
A nice review over at https://jlgribble.com/ Story I’d Like Expanded Into a Novel: “Gertrude of Wyoming” by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald. This action-packed spy thriller had all the intrigue of a Bond story, but Gertrude had no need … Continue reading
I’ll be doing my vaudeville thing at Newport, NH a week from Saturday, at 7:00 pm. My turn is a recreation of a vaudeville magic act as might have been seen back in 1921, using the same patter, the same … Continue reading
Free download, in accessible, searchable Epub format, with live links to 740+ original documents: the Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election (“The Mueller Report”). Read it. Really. It’s important.
Be there, or be square! The 2019 Vermont Renaissance Faire will be held in Stowe, VT, on June 22nd and 23rd. I’ll be doing magic on the Merchant’s Stage at 3:00 pm each day, plus walking around the fair grounds … Continue reading
We left the site of Major André’s hanging and temporary grave, to journey … to lunch! We went to the Old ’76 House (110 Main St, Tappan, NY 10983 (41°01’18.3″N 73°56’52.6″W (41.021752, -73.947940)), a half-mile away, which was the place … Continue reading
Now Arnold to New York has gone, A-fighting for his King, And left poor Major André On the gallows for to swing. From the place where Major André came ashore to the place where he was hanged is just 22 … Continue reading
Although I grew up in the area I had never paid much attention to this part of American history. I therefore determined that, since I was once again in southern New York for a science fiction convention that I would … Continue reading