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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Many years ago, when I was in high school and thinking about dropping out of math, it occurred to me that if I did so I would never get to be an engineer. Designing stuff seemed like a pretty neat way to make a living, but then again it also seemed as though all the […]

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Turns out I don’t have to work all week after all. Walked into the school office yesterday morning and knew right away something was wrong. There was whole herd of us substitutes in there, lowing nervously and pawing the ground. Somehow they had called in too many of us, and the secretaries and the principal […]

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Some days it doesn’t pay to open your mailbox. Yesterday was one of those days. We have this really great library system here in El Paso County, and every so often they do a mass mailing in which they keep us patrons informed about what’s been going on, what’s new, and what we can expect […]

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It’s been kind of fun, for me anyway, to watch the ads at the top of my blog page change.  This is a free blog, you see, hosted by the folks who host my website, so they can hang whatever ads they want to at the top.  Shortly after starting this thing, some ads popped […]

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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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My friend Jan the Accounting Nazi invited herself to the house today to take over the number end of things, though I’d said I had it more or less under control.  After all, I’d run a tree-trimming business for over ten years and done all my own accounting and payroll.  She wanted to know how […]

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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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