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March 19, 2020

Days of plague and the new media (DOG EAR)

o for last week’s column, I wrote something about people forcing their phone media on you. That afternoon, I met three crazy ex-work ladies at Applebees and hung out with them for about four hours. As we bid each other goodnight, little did I imagine how different everything would be a week later. Now we’ve been staying homeside for about five days. Very quiet. Been working on my games and my writing. Still doing bike rides. Even took the wife out on the tandem to a small park where we ate dinner on a bench, just to get out of […]
June 4, 2020

Old Fiction (DOG EAR)

he library has reopened for book delivery. Coming off a Black Sails binge, I decided to reread Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. What did I notice as I finished that first chapter? I noticed how lame some of the other books I’ve recently read are. I just finished a Libertarian fiction that was, frankly, pretty damn dumb (if you now have literal heaven on earth, if the dead can return and you can visit, then why are we talking about the second amendment (with the author putting words in Jefferson’s mouth))? And then there was that yellowing space opera I […]
July 22, 2021

Introdus (DOG EAR)

kay, I’m unsure and uneasy about Facebook’s new group method. I know that this blog is really a labor of love (just as my novels were). I know both have received little notice by the mediasphere. I’m a realist. This blog is more an exercise at journaling than anything else. So when Facebook changed it’s group defaults to allow anyone to join, I just shrugged. After years of managing this place, very few people had joined. It was more a close collection of friends who wanted to see my comments about media and books. Fine. It’s like my own little […]