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My WorldCon wrap-up post

Why lorikeets? Because I spent quite a while chatting about loris with Mercedes Lackey at the Wordfire Press booth. We talked about de-acquisitioning too, and she deduced that I live with a model trains collector (!) What a wonderful person she is. 700 more words



Life is improving. Slowly. Marginally. It’s all very undramatic and anticlimactic. Boring. But boring is good after the shock and awe campaign of the last 12 months. 180 more words


No Man's Blues

I want to *escape* my loneliness, not be smothered by it.

— Jeremy Voss (@CouchShouts) August 21, 2016

The new Deus Ex comes out this week and let me tell you, I don’t think I’ve looked forward to having something new to play in a…

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If I Ever Liked The Night

If I ever liked the night
If it ever liked me back
That was so very long ago
So long ago
In fact
It may have been… 119 more words

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Kegan-Chapman Developmental Model

One of my various hobbies is collecting models of human development, either on an individual psychological basis or a social civilization basis. In particular, I’m interested in the move between what I once would have identified as modernism (or absolutism) and postmodernism (or pluralism). 130 more words

Amateur Philosophy

Not a typical race report: Ragnar WV 2016

If you want to read about Ragnar Trail WV, check out my 2014  report.  It was pretty much the same but less rain (only once and only one delay!), better food with coffee through the night, and better service on the port-a-johns (since the mud didn’t keep the trucks out).   950 more words

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