Category Archives: Fiction

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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A Balanced View into a New Year.

A New Year’s Perspective: John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope By Maria Popova Speaking of the happy new year, I wonder if any year ever had less … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Begins: Measuring Space and Time

National Novel Writing Month started yesterday and once again I am on board. I am not at all sure where this novel is headed. I have a vague cast of characters loosely organized tossed out like fortunetellers bones and stones. … Continue reading

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a few short bits with little Einstein on the side.

I 2 sentence story inspired by Edgar Allan Poe Persistent furtive tapping, echoing up from the eternally dark basement, drew me down into the abyssal dankness. Now I wander lost in this subterranean vault, haunted by the unceasing touch of … Continue reading

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