Mad Science

August 19, 2020

Just before lockdown in March, the Albuquerque Museum had an exhibition devoted to the Muppets. Here we see Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker in a typical pose.

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Launching Today

August 15, 2020

My sometime student Susan Forest has published the second book in her Addicted to Heaven YA series, Flights of Marigolds.  (The first was Bursts of Fire.) The book launches today— which happens to be the day that Susan won the Aurora Award for best YA! I’d say she’s having a good weekend. “A definite twist to the […]

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Praxis Price Point

August 12, 2020

I’m not sure who arranged this, but The Praxis is available today on for $1.99. UPDATE: The ebook is on sale everywhere for $1.99.  I don’t know how long this will last, so buy while you can! Why do people not tell me when these sorts of things are going to happen?

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So Then This Strange Thing Happened

August 8, 2020

As I mentioned in a reply to a previous post, my eye surgery went very well. It had, however, an unanticipated consequence.  (I’m getting used to unanticipated consequences where medical procedures are concerned.) When I had cataract surgery in my left eye in 2014, I asked for a closeup lens.  I’d worn monovision contact lenses […]

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Evil High Priestess Still Popular

August 2, 2020

I just got a note from Google, which keeps track of everything, to inform me that the most popular page on my blog is a 2012 post about Madonna being the High Priest of Satan. It’s good to be remembered, but I hadn’t thought it would be for this.

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Virtual Worldcon

July 31, 2020

Despite the odd technical glitch, I’ve been enjoying the world’s first virtual worldcon.  It’s a very science fiction-y thing, meeting and seeing friends scattered over the States via a server in New Zealand. I’ve had a good time on my panels, and my reading (from Fleet Elements) seemed to be well-received.  (I think I had more […]

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Don’t Blink

July 27, 2020

So the good news is that the paella was much better on the second try.  Jasmine rice was surprisingly good with the dish. The bad news is that early Monday I’m having eye surgery.  Keep your fingers crossed.

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New Zealish

July 26, 2020

I will be a participant in this year’s Worldcon, which was to be held in New Zealand but will now be held online. I’m posting my appearance schedule below.  The first time given is New Zealand time.  I’ve found that to convert from New Zealand time to Mountain Daylight Time (where I live), you need […]

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Tapa Out

July 19, 2020

So last night’s experiment in cuisine was seafood paella.  I’d never made paella before, and I’ve probably eaten it less than half a dozen times in my life, but I had a new skillet that I thought would do a good job with it, and the ingredients were to hand, including the terrific saffron that […]

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July 12, 2020

Here you find me and my sparring partner Heironymus Bash ready for the renewed New Mexico lockdown that begins Monday.  Bars will be shut.  Indoor restaurants will be closed, though there will still be takeout and outdoor patio dining at half capacity.  Masks are mandatory in public, even for joggers and other people doing exercise. […]

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