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In Honor of the Holiday Season

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Because storytelling is a good thing to do at the turning of the year, whatever the tradition: It’s time for my annual holiday gift sale!  From now through Twelfth Night, my usual rate…

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Season’s Lamentations

So there I was, one day in December of 1983, walking into the wardroom on USS Moinester (FF 1097) when I spotted a banner on the forward bulkhead that read “SEASON’S GREETINGS” in big gold letters.  And I read it as … Continue reading

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November Is National Novel Writing Month.

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Which means that it’s once again time for me to point discreetly at the Editorial and Critique Services link in my blog header (and right here in this post, as well) and observe…

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Civic Duty, Accomplished

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Jim Macdonald and my brother and I went out at 9:30 this morning and voted. (Pencil and paper ballots, marked in curtained booths and stuffed into a big wooden box. We’re a small,…

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And So It Begins

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Our front steps and driveway, this morning:It isn’t going to stick, not this early, but I have got to get in touch with a heating guy before we get the one that does.

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Where We’ll Be This Weekend

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
We’re going to be at Scintillation, a science fiction convention in Montreal. Except for being in a different country and all that, Montreal is actually more local to us than Boston, or even…

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A Thing to Do With Gift Tomatoes

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
One of my brother’s friends cleared out her garden in advance of the frost, and as a result we ended up with a large bag full of fresh tomatoes — more tomatoes than…

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A Meditation on Stuff

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
For about the first decade and a half of my post-undergrad life, I moved house on a regular basis, progressing first through a series of progressively less crappy apartments and then through two…

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Where We’ll Be This Weekend

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
This weekend, Jim Macdonald and I are going to be at Albacon, in (surprise, surprise) Albany, New York.  This will be the first convention we’ve fully attended since Arisia, back in January —…

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Pointing With Pride

Originally posted on Dr. Doyle's Blog:
Debra Jess’s new Thunder City romance novel, Blood Hunter, is out today.  I feel sort of grandparental towards it, because I was the editor. Links for Blood Hunter and the other Thunder City…

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