Hey, Generation X, I’ve got news for you. We’re forty-something, guys. This fact was carried home to me tonight upon leaving the fantastic live show of Amanda Fucking Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra at the Middle East Downstairs. You see, to leave the place, you have to climb a flight of stairs. Apparently, my [...]
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Basically, I just enjoyed this too much not to share it. I know there are other Star Wars parody music vids out there, but I just really liked this one…!
Help me find cover art for a gorgeous book about a dominant woman and her male submissive! So, Circlet Press will be publishing a book very soon called The Viscountess Investigates by Cameron Quintain. It’s an erotic mystery in a BDSM fantasy world which intersects our own, in which a dominant woman (the Viscountess) and [...]
I just realized that when one is 14 and a goth and writing about mortality, nobody gives a flying fig, because what does a 14-year-old know about mortality, no matter how morbid-minded? But when you’re 44, and have just had two friends your age die within a week, and you have a medical emergency yourself, [...]
So yesterday the rain started exactly at 2pm, when the first of the very outer bands of Hurricane Irene reached us. Around 3pm was the worst, when it was so dark the streetlights came on and we had a downpour so thick we couldn’t see the house across the street. You can see the radar [...]
(This was intended for posting at teawritings.com, but unfortunately my URL registration lapsed and someone is squatting it now. So I’m posting it here.) So, I went to Iceland. My intention on going to Iceland wasn’t to see a lot of tea shops, but when I woke up with a sore throat and stuffy nose [...]
More from Iceland! (OK, I thought I’d have a chance to post this from the airport, but I didn’t, and now i’ve been home for a week and I’m just getting to it…!) So, the folks working the reception desk at my hotel are filipinos. One from Cebu and one from Leyte. The guy from [...]
I arrived in Iceland yesterday at about 3pm local time. Ours was the only flight arriving at that time so they whisked us through passport control. 40 minutes later I had my bags and was on my way to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.
Well, that was different. From yesterday anyway. The result, however, was the same: a win. Today instead of the game taking place on a hot, muggy night, it was a chilly, rainy day. We got to our seats in the upper deck, behind home plate, to discover a driving wind into our faces, meaning that [...]
Last night, as corwin and I lay in bed trying to get to sleep after a long drive to NYC through thunderstorms and another horrendous loss to the Red Sox, I said, “Something is going to shake this team up. Girardi has to come up with something or someone’s dad has to die tragically, or [...]