On the Western Slope

October 19, 2019

For those of you on the Western Slope, you might want to mosey over to Vail on 6PM on Monday for a science fiction symposium being held at The Sebastian Vail, 16 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657.  Along with me, the symposium will feature this near’s Nebula novelist Rebecca Roanhorse, Emily Mah, and Jack Mitchell. Because […]

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Week Five

October 16, 2019

I think I’ve taken some pretty good pictures, but I’ve never been lucky when it comes to photographing my own pets.  Whenever any of our cats sees a strange object with a lens pointed at them, they tend to vanish over the horizon before I can snap the shutter. Fortunately our ragdoll Mocha was too […]

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From the Coffee Shop

October 11, 2019

Xfiniti, my phone company, dug up my ground line the other day, I assume by accident. I suspect malevolence, however.  My ground line now consists of nothing but splices.  The phone company has cut my phone line so many times that I have to assume it’s deliberate.  I mean, why would a public utility repeatedly […]

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Hobbling to the Finish

October 9, 2019

I’m trying to finish the next Praxis book, which I hope to do in the next few days, so I’m spending even less time here than usual. In the meantime feel free to enjoy this interview with LD Colter, 2018 Taos Toolbox graduate and author of While Gods Sleep. PS: I continue to improve four weeks […]

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October 2, 2019

Behold a pair of eider ducks, possibly in the process of settling into a new home.  These were encountered just outside Reykjavik back in June. The female eider lines her nest with the down from her own breast, and this is collected for use in pillows or whatever.  The farmers do not, I am told, somehow […]

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Just Add Butter

September 28, 2019

So many thanks to my lovely wife Kathy for improving my recovery by making this taste from my childhood, Finnish pancakes. Finnish pancakes are wide as a frypan and thin, like crepes, except they’ve got way more butter and eggs in them.  My mom made them throughout my boyhood, but like all her recipes, she […]

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Longing for the Hot Tub

September 25, 2019

This morning I went back to town to have 23 staples removed from my hip— remarkably painlessly, I should add.  I am hoping the staple removal will serve to accelerate healing and mobility.  I am now walking mostly with a cane. I’m still not allowed to use the hot tub, or in fact any tub. […]

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Getting Bored Now

September 21, 2019

I’ve been home now for eleven days after surgery.  I’m getting more mobile each day, though I often have trouble sleeping at night without the aid of pharmaceuticals.  There are only two positions I can sleep in, on my left side or flat on my back, and after a while my body, and most especially […]

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Six Days

September 17, 2019

So.  Six days at home after completing surgery. Today I was able to take off the surgical dressing and view my eight-inch scar.  I don’t want any of you to faint, so I won’t post a picture, but it looks was if I sat down on last week’s centipede attacker and it was somehow fused […]

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I Become Bionic

September 10, 2019

Behold my world for the next few days. Monday morning at 5:30am I reported to the hospital for total replacement of my right hip. Anesthesia came via a spinal, but I slept through the procedure anyway. The surgery was brief and trouble free, and I was alert and chatting in the recovery room, and on […]

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