Down the Gullet

April 8, 2024

This is the best picture I got of 2024’s solar eclipse, taken by focusing the camera directly into the eyepiece of Kathy’s Astroscan telescope. What followed was disappointing, because the actual eclipse was clouded out. Totality nevertheless remained impressive, as the moon’s shadow descended with amazing speed. If I were a neolithic tribesman I would […]

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April 4, 2024

I haven’t been visible much online because I’ve been buried up to my eye sockets in submissions for Taos Toolbox. Because of the weeks of radiation and other treatments last year, I was late in getting notices out, and as late as a couple weeks ago I was wondering if we’d get enough applications to […]

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La. La.

March 26, 2024

The big residuals check from Hollywood came in! Imagine the fun I could have with all this money!

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Because Some Days You Just Damn Well Want To Be Uplifted

March 24, 2024

I can’t quite believe that Mariza is performing on a freaking talent show, but that doesn’t make her any less awesome.

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Not Saving

March 21, 2024

So the other night something weird happened with Scrivener, my word processor. I finished my work, backed it up to Dropbox, and went about the rest of my evening. Next night, I opened Scrivener, and discovered that none of the new writing I’d done the previous night was anywhere in the file. I checked the […]

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Honor St. Urho!

March 16, 2024

It’s St. Urho’s day! Time to dress up in green and purple, and empty the bars of all contents before the Irish get in tomorrow!

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Shining, Darkly or Otherwise

March 12, 2024

Here’s a brand-new March release, and another in our survey of books by veterans of Taos Toolbox, the master class for writers of science fiction and fantasy. My Stars Shine Darkly is the first book in a new YA series, featuring a young heroine’s attempt to escape the dystopia into which she was born. Living […]

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Glassical Glass

March 9, 2024

Here’s another in the series of works recently published by veterans of Taos Toolbox, the master class for writers of science fiction and fantasy.. Dorothy Winsor attended the very first Toolbox in 2008, and has been publishing regularly in the time since. I’ve often felt that glassmaking and glassblowing was magical, and Dorothy liberalizes the […]

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Hail to the Chief

March 8, 2024

The mysterious, enchanting red-gold shimmer of an el presidente cocktail. Rum, dry vermouth, Grand Marnier, and a few dashes of my friend Terry Boren’s homemade grenadine.

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Spooky Kitty

February 27, 2024

I’m not your ordinary gumshoe. My name’s Nina Cohen. Born: 1898, died: 1912. I’m a poltergeist in a human body. I work from home as a private investigator. I watch entirely too much TV, and I talk to my cat. Say hello, Djinn. Meow. Thus begins Dead of Winter, the second in James R. Strickland’s […]

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