Another Story Released

I forgot to mention that this e-book of SF and F fiction was published yesterday (August 9th). It had been available from Amazon’s Kindle shop on a pre-publication basis for a while. If you pre-ordered, you should’ve received your copy. If not, go to Amazon or my Author Page ( to get a copy. My […]

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August 4 at the Midway, Part 2

A relaxed (and relaxing) night at the Coffee Lounge draws toward its end…chess and checkers being played; one regular shows off his surgical ‘zipper’; another complains that being back at work after a year on unemployment has shown him that he’s growing old; regular #1 then gives regular #2 a good squeeze, thereby inducing a […]

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August 4 at the Grand Midway

Tonight’s first movie at the Grand Midway Hotel’s Shangri-La Coffee Lounge…Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride! Tonight’s coffees: Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts Regular. Two intrepid Pokemon hunters are comparing notes on the porch; Milo is romping about–he apparently went to dinosaur camp today; Sandy paid us a brief visit and may come back later–but definitely will be […]

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The March by E.L. Doctorow. 363 page, historical novel, 2005. Another outstanding Doctorow novel. Like his marvelous Ragtime, which featured a young New York Police Commissioner Teddy Roosevelt involved in an explosive crime investigation, The March blends historical fact and actual people with fictional characters. Beginning shortly after the capture of Atlanta, this one follows people from all sides […]

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