Consolation

April 16, 2020

Here’s the Moroccan-spice-crusted leg of lamb I cooked for Passover/Easter/Bunnyday, served with a saffron rice pilaf and fresh artichokes with a saffron dipping sauce.  (The Moroccan spices on the lamb had saffron too, so thanks to the wonderful Patricia Rogers for dropping that saffron on me.) It is small consolation that in our Fortress of […]

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Everybody’s Gonna Need a Ventilator

April 12, 2020

When your spine is cracking and your hands, they shake, Heart is bursting and you butt’s gonna break. Your woman’s cussing, you can hear her scream, You feel like murder in the first degree. Ain’t nobody slowing down no way, Ev’rybody’s stepping on their accelerator, Don’t matter where you are, Ev’rybody’s gonna need a ventilator. […]

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Alas

April 12, 2020

Last year I wrote about the exuberant and open hospitality offered us by Lady Dunsany when she gave us a private tour of Dunsany Castle in Ireland.  This castle is the seat of the second-oldest Irish peerage, and also the home of Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, the 18th baron, who wrote stories, poetry, and plays […]

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The New Decameron

April 10, 2020

The original Decameron,  written by Giovanni Boccaccio in the 14th Century, was a collection of 100 tales, each of which was supposedly narrated by one of ten young men and women hiding from the plague in a villa near Florence. So what are we doing now, in our contemporary self-exile, but sitting around and telling each […]

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Taos Toolbox Postponed

April 9, 2020

I regret to report that due to the danger of COVID-19, Taos Toolbox 2020 has been postponed from June to September 6-19. The mountains should be lovely at that time of year, and we hope that everyone already committed to the workshop will be able to attend.

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Running Like a Deere

April 6, 2020

On Saturday came a fortunate coincidence— both I and my little tractor were feeling well enough to get some yard work done. The tractor had been ill longer than I had.  I usually plan to kick off yard work season in February, just after we burn the dried-out weeds and leaves from the previous year, […]

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The Other Game

April 6, 2020

Fans of Wild Cards have long known that the series was inspired by a superhero roleplaying game run by George R.R. Martin.  But there was another superhero campaign going on, with more or less the same set of players, and that was run by me. Over on the Wild Cards site, you can find a brief […]

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Screenings in the Sickroom

April 4, 2020

I’ve been sick for 10 days now, and I improve day by day.  I am only rarely doubled over with coughing.  Occasionally my eyes will uncross and I can read and even plan ten or fifteen minutes into the future.  Kathy’s illness is about three or four days behind mine, but then hers isn’t as […]

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Kali in the Age of COVID

April 1, 2020

  [thanks to Pat Cadigan]

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Rates of Infection

March 31, 2020

So, let’s compare infection and mortality rates in the different countries!  Here’s a useful video courtesy of the BBC. Who wins? Who loses?  

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