Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I don’t know how it is for people growing up today, but as a child of the ’70s I ended up growing up with the ’60s all around…

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Dialogue Cheats

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I was sending some advice along to a young writer friend last night, and I thought (I hope) that it might be of use to other writers, so…

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Link Monday

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sooner or later Hardboiled Monday’s going to slide back around the corner and tip up its fedora, but for now, here are some links I found interesting. First,…

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Good Conduct… and Confusion

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mary Robinette Kowal, in her intelligent, well-mannered way, has launched the most even-handed discussion of the recent Hugo debacle that I’ve yet read. Admittedly, I haven’t scoured the web…

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

I’ve debated even tackling this subject. There have been numerous moving tributes to Leonard Nimoy already, including an excellent one penned by Thomas Parker over at Black Gate. Then…

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Kane and Trek

Monday, June 16, 2014

The thing I’m MOST looking forward to this evening is a viewing of the new Star Trek: Continues episode titled “Fairest of Them All,” set as a direct…

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When the Moment Passes

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I got to thinking about the Simonson run on Thor yesterday, as regular visitors probably noticed. I missed the whole Simonson Thor run when it was on-going, discovering…

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Star Trek Continues with “Lolani”

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Despite the fact we’ve just returned from a vacation to the Virgin Islands, here at Jones central my children are most excited by the local convention, EvilleCon, which…

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Music for Rocking

Friday, December 20, 2013

Whew! It’s been a busy week. The snow has melted here near the Sea of Monsters, though, and the weather is about as nice as you can expect…

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Links to Astound and Amaze PLUS Captain Pike!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Last night I had a running dream that I had been an extra on Firefly. Apparently I’d been  a crewman named Ryre who mostly stayed in the background, but…

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