Monthly Archives: April 2015

a new look at “old man’s war”

In 2005, Tor Books published John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War, and almost overnight, Scalzi went from prominent blogger to bestselling author.  Though he had been writing professionally for many years (and earlier had self-published Agent to the Stars, an unrelated … Continue reading

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discovering “our wild place”

When I was a boy in Phoenix, AZ in the mid-1970’s, there was a vacant lot on West Denton Lane, behind the townhome complex where I lived.  It was a fairly large space—at least an acre.  Half of it was … Continue reading

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suddenly, i was back in high school

One of the recurring anxiety dreams I’m prone to having is the one where someone in the public education system realized that I had somehow missed achieving some crucial requirement to pass high school, and I have to go back … Continue reading

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