Can’t You Trump Voters Just Own It, Already?

Trump voters are sad that people are mad at their support for the Orange Menace. From the New York Times: “We’re backed into a corner,” said Mr. Medford, 46, whose business teaches people to be filmmakers. “There are at least some things about Trump I find to be defensible. But they are saying: ‘Agree with us… Continue reading Can’t You Trump Voters Just Own It, Already?

Obama, Trump, and Something I Put In My Book

When I was writing Summer of Long Knives, Bush’s War on Terror was still fresh on my mind. Part of what kept me going through the novel was a chance to explore, in the context of Nazi Germany, the effect that Bush’s Black Sites, Torture Centers, and Guantanamo–to which we frequently kidnapped people without establishing whether they’d… Continue reading Obama, Trump, and Something I Put In My Book

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

A couple of days ago I did the Jeopardy Online Test. I most likely passed, but I’d be a damned sight happier if I hadn’t vapor locked on the Oscar Wilde question. History tells us that when Europeans forget how to stop pursuing policies that have no chance of working, things get ugly. (Not that… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

Re: The Year Just Past

The publication of Dismantle the Sun and the death of my father serve as the headline events for my 2012. I am pleased my Dad made it long enough to know that the book was out, but regret that he was in no condition to actually read the damned thing. So it goes. The election… Continue reading Re: The Year Just Past

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

The disruption of a dead fuel pump and fuel relay put a huge dent in the pondering end of my business. But though I’m certain that there’s another giant car repair bill looming on my horizon (the password is Timing Belt), and though I’ve been wrestling with technical problems related to our upcoming MMIP release, Blood… Continue reading Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?