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Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 16 2011

Los Links 5/13

All right.  Sorry.  Yes.  We’re seriously late, here, but between Blogger’s malfunction and the fact my Muse isn’t quite aware the winter writing season’s over, I haven’t had a chance to put them together.  But here we are, and thanks to overwhelming reader demand, the Los Links show will go on. Let’s get right to …

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May 15 2011

Casting my line, seeing if I get any bites

Sorry about the title, I’m horrible handling fishing references, but both my father and grandfather are avid weekend fishermen and I feel an obligation to occasionally submit a nod to the sport of sitting in a boat in the rain and looking at the bright side of it all. Ahem. Right then. Hello blogosphere, it’s …

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May 15 2011

Summer Interview Series: Who Wants to be Famous?

So I’ve got this idea: I’d like to interview a bunch of you and run those interviews throughout the summer.  You all deserve some loving attention.  First question: would anybody be interested in perusing such a series? On the assumption the answer to that is “yes, please, Dana!” we shall move on to the next …

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May 14 2011

Cantina Quote o’ The Week: E.O. Wilson

Wonderful theory.  Wrong species. -E.O. Wilson That’s Wilson’s verdict on Marxism.  I love how he can stuff so much political, behavioral and philosophical thought in just four simple words. This is the man who managed to make ants fascinating.  And he’s a phenomenal writer, so if you haven’t yet, pick up one of his tomes.  …

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May 14 2011

Los Links Will Return

Well, we can’t blame Yahoo this week.  Instead of my draft email with all my lovely links presenting me with a blank slate when the time comes to put them all in order, we had Blogger going waaay down.  Well, that and the fact I’m writing me arse off at the moment and would’ve punked …

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May 12 2011

Life-Changing Experience

What a difference less than a year makes!  So no shit, there I was, sitting in training class watching one of the most mind-numbingly boring videos I’ve ever encountered, and my thoughts strayed to all of you. You’ve changed my life.  And you saved it, just then, when my brain threatened to implode from terminal …

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May 11 2011

Moenkopi

Flagstaff isn’t known as red rock country.  But there’s one place, just a bit to the north, where the world changes in an instant.  Drive past Sunset Crater, and you’ll suddenly leave the black basalts and the towering ponderosa pines; the volcanics abruptly change to sediments, the Painted Desert appears on the horizon, and low, …

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May 10 2011

Dojo Summer Sessions: What if the Worst Happens?

What if you become famous?  Because if you do, things like this happen: I used to fantasize about becoming the kind of author who ends up a classic.  Wouldn’t it be awesome if my stuff became required reading?  Ended up on those college reading lists?  Got bought in bulk for literature classes? Then I started …

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May 09 2011

Wellsprings of Inspiration III: Guest Appearance from the Past!

[Foreword] When I was a wee lad of 16, I met our awesome host Dana Hunter in, of all places, one of those online writer forums that was all the rage before short-spoken birds and facial literature. I felt like I was in a shifty bar; a dingy, shady place where the real world threw …

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May 09 2011

A Burst of Butterflies

One of the reasons I’m looking forward to summer: I’ll get to befriend butterflies again. Brilliant blue, snapped by my intrepid companion When we were up at Summer Falls last year, we had little blue butterflies fluttering all round us.  They got very interested in my bag when I went to the bathroom, and when …

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