Monthly Archives: October 2011

Book Review: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is a classic of high fantasy literature.  I was moved to buy this book, and the other three books in this series, by watching

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Countdown to Eschaton

As I type this we are less than 14 Months away from the end of the world. The Gregorian Calendar date of December 21, 2012 at 11:11 UT has been identified as the date and time when some believe history

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Posted in Brain Lube

Can you hear the voices?

I woke up this morning with this song bumping around in my head. Later it was replaced with this one Weird juxtaposition, huh?

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Un-Occupied: One Man’s Reaction To The Occupy Wall Street Demonstrations

The Occupy Wall Street “camp-in” is now in its fourth week.  Similar demonstrations have sprung up in other large cities all across the country, including San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, and even  Saint Louis. For those who have not been following these

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Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross My rating: 4 of 5 stars The author herself describes this tale as Extraordinary Gentlemen meets X-Men, and that pretty much sums it up. The heroine, Miss Finley Jayne, has the

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Knock Knox

This post innaugurates the C.A.V.E. Writing Category of this blog.   C.A.V.E. stands for Citizen Against Virtually Everything, or occasionally, Concerned About Virtually Everything.  There will probably be other expansions of the acronym that come to mind as well.  I first

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Off to a rocky start

Well, we’re in only the second week of the S.H.I.N.E. Online blogging Challenge and I’m already behind.  I totally missed my two promised posts for week one.  I’ll just have to try better this week.  The good news is I have

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