In the wake of the US Senate report on the CIA's use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” plenty of prominent people... (More...)

Yesterday evening, after leaving Kam's place in Oakland and putting a bunch of stuff into my car in the dark,... (More...)

I've now encountered this interesting and unusual PoV in multiple works of fiction: The narration is in first-person plural. It... (More...)

I bought an iPhone 6+, mainly because it's almost exactly the size that I've been wanting for an ebook reader... (More...)

I just encountered this nifty way to easily square numbers in your head: To calculate n2 for n between 40... (More...)

Last week was fairly difficult for a variety of reasons, but it ended pretty well. After difficult-family-anniversary stress on Tuesday,... (More...)

It was over a year ago that I received a copy of my father's FBI file, 272 pages of photocopied... (More...)

(I wrote this entry in July, but was reluctant to post it at the time. Now that I'm ready to... (More...)

Among my favorite books as a kid were a few by Zilpha Keatley Snyder: Black and Blue Magic; The Egypt... (More...)

Today would have been my father's 75th birthday. It's also the 34th anniversary of my mother's death. I wasn't feeling... (More...)

I meant to write a bunch of long-delayed blog entries while on vacation last week, but it somehow never happened,... (More...)

World Fantasy Convention is this weekend in Washington, D.C. I'm not there, but a lot of my friends are, including... (More...)

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