Monthly Archives: May 2013

Requiescat in pace, Jack Vance.

If there’s ever a contest for the greatest writer with the least renown, this is my guy. Here’s his Wikipedia page. And this is the first book of his I ever read.  The Star King is very, very good. It’s just … Continue reading

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Systems…failing…development…arrested.

Walked nine miles today.  That was about two too may.  So, didn’t get much else done. Did manage to finish Netflix’s original season of Arrested Development.  It wasn’t nearly as good as the first three seasons, but I wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Guitars and booze…

edo’s previous post obviously made me think of this:

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Today’s gem

Here’s a gem from work today: One homeless guy attacks another homeless guy, beats him up, steals his guitar. He’s later found sleeping, with the guitar, not far from where he attacked the other guy. His blood alcohol was 3.6 … Continue reading

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Requiescant in pace, pugnatores

   

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A little secret about my niece…

…her given name isn’t Thera.  It’s Amber.  And her first brother’s name is Corwin. That’s all the clues an F/SF geek needs to identify a favorite author of their parents.  This uberdude.  (He is, of course, in my personal pantheon as well.) I … Continue reading

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My very first niece has a blog!

Thera was in the Peace Corps in Mali, and is now teaching English in South Korea.  She’s a bookworm, like her uncle, but unlike your host she is also cool.  Her drawings are very fun, and remind me a bit … Continue reading

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