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The Hugos, Chapter 8: Well, Someone Learned a Lesson, and I Hope It’s Us

The Hugo awards were presented Saturday, August 22, in Spokane, Washington. After four months of hyperbole and uproar the splinter groups achieved very little. They did not take a single award for original work. One thing they nominated, the film … Continue reading

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I’ve been having some problems with the blog. just helped me out, but part of it involved deleting some people who had registered to post comments. Some of them may have been you. If so, I am sorry for … Continue reading

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Update: Station Eleven

It’s nominated for the National Book Award, along with Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. Here is another great example of how the graphic technique can be used to tell any kind of story. Anyway, Station … Continue reading

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Calabash 2014

Calabash is one of the most unusual, and most fun, fund-raising events in the county. Not only is there great wine and yummy food, music and a tranquil setting, the event features gourd art that is auctioned off. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Wonders of the North County: Part One, Highway Sculpture

Monday — it’s photo jaunt day! Where? I didn’t know, but seemed like north was a good idea. I had a slight delay on Eastwide Road, but soon I was on my way to Healdsburg. Vineyard photos seemed the order … Continue reading

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A Tour of the SyFy Movie Catalogue

Trigger Warning: Out of respect for anyone reading this who might be struggling with trauma or post-traumatic stress, this posting deals with child sexual abuse, torture and rape in the paragraphs that begin under the heading “Other Movies.” The SyFy … Continue reading

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How Low I’ve Sunk

I’ve missed my Friday deadline, and I can’t think of anything to write… so here’s a kitty.  

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Grape Harvest


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The Hornet; Part Two

Second Deck We saw the wardroom, the Chief Petty Officers’ pantry and mess, with its perpetual POW/ MIA table to honor those still imprisoned or missing, the crew berths, sick bay and the galley. The cots in Sick Bay actually … Continue reading

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Embassytown: A Diction

I’m only two-thirds of the way through Embassytown, China Mieville’s newest novel.  Reviewers will try to tell you it’s “about linguistics.”  Don’t listen to them.  There are linguistics in the book, sure, but that’s not what it’s about, or all … Continue reading

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