Things I Can Do Without (Belated) for 7-25-2019

Hi, reading several. It’s been a less busy week now that both the ISF shows I’m in have opened. Find out how to go see them here if you’re living in or traveling to Western Washington sometime in the next six weeks and are of a mind to catch a show. The area is pretty… Continue reading Things I Can Do Without (Belated) for 7-25-2019

Things I Can Do Without For 7/19/2019

It’s been a busy week in things that I think suck, from Trump’s racist rallies to this summer’s persistent annoying cloudiness, it’s time for Things I Can Do Without…* 1. Cloudiness. Yes, I know. We’ve all seen the damn meme. And I will thank you not to refer to me as “old man”. At any… Continue reading Things I Can Do Without For 7/19/2019

Things I Could’ve Done Without 7/11/2019

Now that I’m back to blogging regularly again, I thought I’d start some regular features. I’m busy, so they’ll be weekly. I’ll have astronomy pictures on Tuesday–as many fresh ones as I can manage, but some will be reprocessed during cloudy periods. On Wednesdays, I’ll open a discussion of a short story. The next one… Continue reading Things I Could’ve Done Without 7/11/2019

How I Got Kicked Off Twitter

“I got fired last year in Las Vegas from the Frontier Hotel for saying ‘shit’, in a town where the big game is called ‘crap’.” –George Carlin, FM & AM So, a lot’s been happening to me over the past however long it’s been since I last said something here. I’m deep into rehearsal for… Continue reading How I Got Kicked Off Twitter

Notes on “The Day Molly Got Into the Room”

Of the three published stories about the making of Dope Dealers From Outer Space, this was the one written earliest. It’s sets the conflict between the right-wing movie director Howard Zeleznick–or, as he likes to be called, Howard Zez–and his stepdaughter, Molly, which is touched on in “Stanny Couldn’t Make It”. Molly is a smart young… Continue reading Notes on “The Day Molly Got Into the Room”