Author Archives: Marion

The Barlow Flower Market

California Sisters Florist has coordinated a Sebastopol flower market, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 7:30 am to 1:30. It’s held in the Barlow, directly behind Taylor Maid in the space that used to be Taylor Maid’s roastery. I stopped there today … Continue reading

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Jenny Who Fan Fiction Part One

I recently finished the final version of Draft One of a work in progress. (To my mind, there are multiple drafts and there can be more than one version of each draft. I’m complicated.) I also finished up a short … Continue reading

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CW’s Riverdale: A Pleasure, and Not a Guilty One

CW’s TV show Riverdale creates a creepy but pleasant sense of cognitive dissonance. I am not the demographic for this show by any stretch, but Riverdale was a pleasure, and not a guilty one. I jokingly told a friend that … Continue reading

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Where You Can Find my Stuff

A writer’s blog is supposed to promote that writer’s work. I kind of forgot about that part. I talk a lot about my writing, and I include links on Facebook and Twitter, but maybe this is a good place for … Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2

The cinema worker came out of the empty theater. Three gray-haired men were waiting ahead of me. “You guys Guardians?” the worker said. “Yes,” they said. “Go on in.” * Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2, is as entertaining as … Continue reading

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The Adventure of the Crawling Horror; In Which I Get Snarky

I bought a fiction anthology called Dark Detectives last week. It was an impulse buy. It’s edited by Stephen Jones and published by Titan Books, who also publish the Mammoth series as well as a bunch of Lovecraftian anthologies. Dark … Continue reading

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The Timid Traveler Part One; I Got my Tickets

On Friday, April 28, I got my airline tickets for my August trip to Finland and Iceland. I hope to fit in a day trip to Estonia along the way. I’m going to Finland for the 75th World Science Fiction … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Crow.

When I say that I’m superstitious, some friends snort or roll their eyes. This is because in large swathes of my life I am practical and try to take a rational approach to problem solving. I will look for a … Continue reading

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A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem

Usually when I read a book I have some idea what’s going on. I can see at least the outlines or a faint shadow of the author’s intent. With A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem, I cannot say that. Oh, … Continue reading

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Snippets from Mendocino

“What’s extraordinarily beautiful in the garden right now?” I asked the volunteer at the counter of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden. “Everything,” she said.     A moment later she relented and said the rhododendrons were looking stunning right now. … Continue reading

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