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The Schlock Aesthetic As Narrative Xeriscape

“Schlock” is one of those things that is easy to recognize, hard to define, and nearly impossible to demonstrate by example without getting into a shouting match. However, let me open with a few observations.  First, I do not use … Continue reading

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First Impressions

A number of on-line friends have suggested a Netflix series called Stranger Things. I tried it, and shut it off after about fifteen minutes. The main reason was that in that time I didn’t meet any characters that I particularly … Continue reading

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A Season Of Rest

It’s the middle of February and I haven’t begun another novel. I’m okay with that. Writing The Book Of Lost Doors was a lot of work.  Looking back at it now, with a little distance, I can see that I … Continue reading

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How To Lose Me In Seven Minutes

It’s summertime, and the television is empty. We’ve had season finales of the current shows that I watch and so I have been cruising Netflix looking for something to watch with dinner in the evenings. I really like the television … Continue reading

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Goodbye Internet

I try to stay away from politics in this blog, but it occurs to me that if I don’t say something now I may not get the chance to say it later, and I want to have this on record. … Continue reading

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It Is Not Rocket Science

I have a day off work today, and as usual I don’t quite know what to do with myself.  I ran some errands and did some shopping this morning.  Cleaned the kitchen and the catbox.  Got the trash out. I’ve … Continue reading

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Rerun: WKRP In Outer Space

[Originally posted on August 23d, 2012]   I love TV shows with ensemble casts. There is something about learning a group of people, how they interact, with each one’s strengths and weaknesses, irrational foibles, methods of problem solving.  It’s great fun, and it’s what gives … Continue reading

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