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Random Thoughts Upon Returning From Vacation

I got home a few hours ago from a very quick trip to New England. We left Saturday morning for Boston, met up with my oldest son (who is a law student there), and started eating. With intermittent breaks, we … Continue reading

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My Backlog of Books To Read

People tell me that life allegedly slows down during the hot summer months. Given that I have yet to eat dinner before 8 p.m. this week, I feel a bit skeptical about that statement. However, let’s stipulate that it might … Continue reading

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…Where I’ll Be

This weekend is Balticon, the annual convention of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. It’s held every Memorial Day weekend at the Marriott in Hunt Valley, Maryland. It’s a really nice, small convention where I get to hang with some of … Continue reading

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Where I’ve Been…

Newsflash: I’ve been MIA on this blog for a few weeks. Now that I’ve told you the obvious, please take a few moments to review the following list of excuses: I have published Purgatory. It was a fair amount of … Continue reading

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Cancer Silences Another Great Voice

I’ve written way too many goodbyes to great musicians on this blog. Now I write another. We lost Levon Helm today. This just sucks. Thanks for the music, Levon. I hope it’s nice up on Cripple Creek. Leave a Comment

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New Song: ‘Empire State’ by John Anealio

Some of you may have listened to my recent interview with John Anealio on The Geek Side of Life podcast. If so, you got a small taste of his music during our conversation, but to really get a feel for … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Doing

It’s been almost a month since my last post here, which has shot a major hole in my aim of two to three blog posts a week. Part of the reason for that absence has been laziness, but it has … Continue reading

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New Feature: Subscribe By E-mail

For those who feel they don’t receive enough email, I’ve added a new convenience feature to this blog. If you click the R² Email me this Blog button on the right and provide your email address, you can receive my … Continue reading

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Life’s Little Ironies

Last Saturday, I participated in the Shamrock Run, a four-mile race through Syracuse’s Tipperary Hill neighborhood. More then 3,500 people registered for the race, and more than 3,100 of them actually ran or walked the course. It was an amazing … Continue reading

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A Snail-Mail Letter a Day in February

From Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog (courtesy of Mur Lafferty): When was the last time you got a letter in the mail? December sees a lot of mail and you remember that sense of delight when the first card arrives. You … Continue reading

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