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Capclave 2017

Capclave 2017 was held last weekend in Gaithersburg and I went because I like Capclave. It is a rare opportunity for the Great Unwashed to mix with the better science fiction writers/editors/artists/booksellers/whatnot unencumbered by security lines and overpriced autograph fees … Continue reading

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Still Can’t Hang

Another Lost Weekend (number eight, to be exact) was held this past weekend at the Winchester Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (which is a national treasure) and no, I couldn’t do it. Not all twenty-five movies, no way. A combination of disinterest … Continue reading

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-2 Plus 2 is Zero

Netflix did two great Marvel series ― Daredevil and Jessica Jones…well, the first season of Daredevil, anyway. The second? Meh. There’s been no second season of Jessica Jones (yet) so it remains great. Netflix then did two not-so-great series: Luke … Continue reading

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Everything is Permitted

At some past con, the lovely and hilarious Jennifer Jayne introduced me to the Museum of Science Fiction, so when MSF put on Escape Velocity 2017 in downtown DC, I decided to take myself down there and see what fusses … Continue reading

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Can Die Now

A couple of May’s ago, I had double bypass surgery. Came completely out of the blue, like, I guess it does for anyone. I mean, it’s not like you get up one morning and say, “Hey, I think I’ll have … Continue reading

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Better Late than Never

I’ve never been a Led Zeppelin fan. Don, my best friend in high school, was a Zeppelin fanatic, almost making a religion out of them, but I didn’t see the attraction. I was more of a Deep Purple guy. Could … Continue reading

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The Top Five TV Comedies In No Particular Order

I was channel-surfing and locked onto a binge of Scrubs and settled in to watch a few episodes and was reminded that there were, over the years, some outstanding comedies. Not many. The vast majority of sitcoms were populated with … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Cats Are Better Than Dogs, Kids, and Wives

  1. Dogs: “What are we doing? “What are we doing?” “What are we doing?” “What are we doing?” “What are we doing?” “What are we doing?” Kids: “What are you doing for me?” “What are you doing for me?” … Continue reading

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My Son Got Married on Saturday

Everything you need to know about marriage you learned in kindergarten: The sand ceremony: I had no idea what that was. I kept expecting these guys to show up: The reception: Everyone who claimed some kind of parental responsibility for … Continue reading

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Acknowledge Mints

I’ve been noticing lately that acknowledgments are popping up in novels. Huh? Aren’t novels fiction? What’s the deal? Acknowledgments in non-fiction, sure. All the time. Downright required because of all the research that goes into a non-fiction book. Simply can’t … Continue reading

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