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Let’s find Michael!

Does anyone want to help with a little web-based hunt? A few years ago, I got some used comics for my own kids. I got the comics (I think) at the Granite State Comicon in New Hampshire in 2013. Anyway, … Continue reading

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A world of distraction, a personal challenge, the ongoing relevance of Fahrenheit 451.

So Ray Bradbury’s dark vision of an illiterate society, as described in Fahrenheit 451, has not to pass in the USA. Books were never banned, at least not here. I know there are many other countries where books are heavily … Continue reading

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A review of Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

2015 has been my year for reading contemporary fantasy including the Games of Thrones Series, Lev Grossman’s The Magician’s Land, The Rook (by Daniel O’Malley), as well as work by Joe Abercrombie. I have not read so much fantasy since … Continue reading

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A small update- working on “The Xildjian Codes”

I have not been blogging much lately, but there is a very good reason for this, which is that I am spending my time working on my new novel, The Xildjian Codes. The Xildjian Codes is a bit of a … Continue reading

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Quotable Douglas Adams!

“I’d far rather be happy than right any day.” “And are you?” “No. That’s where it all falls down of course.” – **I just finished rereading (for the 4th time) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Adams was witty, … Continue reading

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More quotable Melville

Yes- I am still reading Moby Dick… here is another great quote from Melville: There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.

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The library of never finished books

In his famous Sandman comics, author Neil Gaiman presents Lucien, Morpheus’ librarian, who watches over the library of the Dreaming- all the books that were dreamed of but never written. This reminds me of one of the peculiar burdens of … Continue reading

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