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The Frontier: The Cost of a One Sided View of History.

  Frontier has two sides. It is an interface, a threshold, a liminal site, with all the danger and promise of liminality.                 The front side, the yang side, the side that calls itself the frontier, that’s where you boldly … Continue reading

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Incantations: The Magic of Reading Aloud

      The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (Lovecraft cover art) by Gervasio Gallardo (b. 1934) I have read this very strange novel to myself and once to my then 3 year son, who loved it when I read him anything. I have … Continue reading

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Ursula Le Guin, again?

Giant Flying Cats! This woman really had some brilliant ideas. Although, it might be a bit frightening as well. But really this is a great book filled with some very interesting writing and fantastic storytelling, and big freakin’ cats that … Continue reading

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A Dangerous Woman

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Rabble-Rouser with a Gentle Smile By Neil Gaiman January 25, 2018 IN MEMORIAM   The thing about Ursula K. Le Guin was that she didn’t actually look like a rabble-rousing, bomb-throwing, dangerous woman. She had a … Continue reading

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The Opposite of Civilization

It is a durable, ubiquitous, specious metaphor, that one about veneer (or paint, or pliofilm, or whatever) hiding the nobler reality beneath. It can conceal a dozen fallacies at once. One of the most dangerous is the implication that civilization, being artificial, … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2017

I am a slow reader with limited attention span so you know if I stuck with a book I was hooked.  January:   audiobook February   MARCH      APRIL     May   JUNE   July     August         September     October   … Continue reading

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7 things you may or may not want to know about me.

I have been very busy catching up on the things I did not do last month because I was writing, but now I am back and ready to write everyday. Thanks to Ms. Moonbeam, who tagged me, I have a … Continue reading

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