Monthly Archives: April 2016

when the world was young: prince

The latest in a series about influences from my earlier days So. Prince. (deep sigh) I’m just as shocked as any of you.  When I first heard the news last Thursday morning, as TMZ was breaking it, I was convinced … Continue reading

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when the world was young: “the waste land”

The latest in a series about influences from my earlier days My favorite poem—which I was introduced to back in college—is also one of the most difficult: T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land. It’s long (over 400 lines), so I won’t … Continue reading

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hugo hates kids

It’s that time of year again when the sci-fi/fantasy literary world gears up for the Hugo Awards, geekdom’s equivalent of the Oscars.  If you’re a casual fan of the genre, you might have heard or read about some controversy with … Continue reading

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