Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 29 2012

Confessions of a Book Addict

I hesitate to say purchasing a Kindle Fire was a mistake, but it’s been rather like giving an opium addict a nice house in a field of opium poppies. It seems like I’m hopping in to the Kindle book store in search of yet more delights every ten minutes or so. I’ve now got so …

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Jan 27 2012

Still Obsessing, I’m Afraid

I swear to you, I’ll be back soon. And I’ve taken Saturday off, part of which will be devoted to clearing a rather critical email backlog. At the moment, however, I’m mostly offline. I’ve a horror of empty bookshelves, you see. It doesn’t matter if they’re virtual. I see gaping holes where books should be, …

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Jan 22 2012

On Fire

I’m writing this brief missive on my Kindle Fire. I’m desperately in love. Granted, this isn’t the easiest way to blog, but it works and that’s all that matters. I’ve just downloaded a number of fiction and science tomes. I may not surface for a few days, but there will be a full report when …

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Jan 20 2012

Scenes from Snowpocalypse 2012 Vol. 2: Wherein I Am Thwarted, Plus Rocks


You know, I don’t normally like to go anywhere. I like being at home. Snuggling with the cat, reading and writing, maybe watching a movie or some teevee, that’s just my speed. But having been snowed in for days, my usual amusements no longer amuse. It’s the knowledge that I can’t get out. It makes …

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Jan 19 2012

Scenes from Snowpocalyse 2012


This bird’s arse illustrates how I feel about yesterday: We’re snowed in. I took the day off, and spoke to various relatives regarding deceased and mentally disabled relatives, and prepared to put out a few brush fires which I shall tell you about when we know whether they’re truly out or liable to erupt into …

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Jan 18 2012

In Memoriam My Maternal Grandfather, I Shall Now Inflict The Statler Brothers On You

I got that message today that you know, in the back of your mind, is liable to come at any time. The tall, thin man with the funny hair and the thick-rimmed glasses was nearly ninety, if not past it, and he’d been ailing recently. So I wasn’t surprised to find a succession of messages …

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Jan 11 2012

I’m Still Alive, Only Very Badly Blocked

Oh, my darlings, I didn’t mean to worry you! Several of you lately have expressed concern. I should have put a note up explaining I’d be away for a bit. Some writers like to pretend there’s no such thing as writer’s block. For some writers, happily, that’s even true. For this writer, alas, being blocked …

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Jan 01 2012

Sunday Song: New Year’s Day

New year, old traditions. I always play “New Year’s Day” on the first day of a brand new year. Then I try on resolutions like new clothes and usually discard the lot. This year, I resolve to laugh me arse off at all the Mayan calendar end-of-world nonsense. That’s one I’m certain I can keep. …

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