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What’s all this sudden interest in technology and energy use?  It’s not really sudden.  I just don’t feel like writing about literature for awhile.  See post for 11/17.  So why not write about baking bread, or the Argentine tango, or the joys of riding fixed-gear bicycles?  Lots of things I could say on those topics.  […]

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Do you read the news?  Pretty depressing stuff, much of the time.  As an historian, I remind myself that people are no worse today than they always have been.  As a citizen of a doomed planet, I note that modern technology has vastly increased the amount of evil any one individual can perpetrate.  Back in […]

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As I’ve mentioned before, I do feel that there are some problems with the traditional publishing model.  I also have a possible, partial solution in mind, which comes out of me experience, eons ago, working as a carpenter and stagehand off-Broadway. Off-Broadway is where new playwrights get their big chance.  This is because off-Broadway, unlike […]

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Called the printer yesterday, and received the welcome news that the book is scheduled for completion this coming Thursday, the 26th, so two thousand copies of The Great American Desert will soon be winging their way here.  Okay, not winging.  Two thousand copies is over a ton o’ books.  I don’t even want to know […]

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The books ought to arrive in about two weeks now, and though there are things I could be working on (a short story, the next novel, learning how to run the website) I’ve been reading instead, and being generally lazy.  So lazy that I’m going to punt on today’s entry, and just put down a […]

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