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February 2023 in Review

The moving finger writs, and having writ, moves on, and now another month is gone. I think I quit myself reasonably well in February, making steady across across most of my challenges. Do you anxiously wait all year for my … Continue reading

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“Our revels now are ended…”

This past weekend I was privileged to see one of the final performances of Greta Lambert at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, where she performed the role of Prospero in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”. I’d never seen or even read “The Tempest” … Continue reading

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Memes on Tuesday: SF and rebellion against horror

First up, Tuesday Teasins’, this time from Michael Warren Davis’ The Reactionary Mind. This week’s top ten list is a ‘genre freebie’, so I’m going to go with Ten Near-Future SF Tales. (1) & (2): Daemon and Freedom, Daniel Suarez. … Continue reading

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If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is

A few years back I read a quote in Vonnegut’s Timequake that has stuck with me since. ”My uncle Alex Vonnegut, a Harvard-educated life insurance salesman who lived at 5033 North Pennsylvania Street, taught me something very important. He said … Continue reading

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Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: First website you visited?

Longandshortreviews hosts a weekly blogging challenge with prompts for readers to response to. This week’s topic hit a sweet spot for me: the Internet! Nevermind that it’s Thursday. I had a computer before I had the internet, and having gotten … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Shrove Tuesday Edition

Today’s top ten list is ‘Favorite Heroines (or Heroes, If You Prefer)”. I started doing that one and realized it was mostly the same as my “Top Ten Characters I’d Save the World With”, so I’m going to be rebellious … Continue reading

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The Harmony Club as I knew it

“The Harmony Club is a labor of love that will probably be in progress until the day I die. There is always a project that I’m working on, but best part is that I call the place home.” – David … Continue reading

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DC & Media: UFOS! Balloons! Meanwhile in Ohio

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It’s Tuesday! Quick, a tease!

From Wendell Berry’s Bringing it to the Table.. One could argue that the great breakthrough of industrial agriculture occurred when most farmers became convinced that it would be better to own a neighbor’s farm than to have a neighbor, and … Continue reading

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Inside Biosphere-2 in 2021

Related to today’s posting of The Human Experiment. Biosphere-2 has been modified somewhat since the original eight did their two-year stint, but it’s mostly the same. Worth watching just for the “lungs”, the scale of boggles the mind. 40,000 lbs … Continue reading

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