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A Bridge to Tradition

Have you ever asked a bridge player to explain the rules to the game to you? They can’t do it. I’ve asked a dozen of them, and they are constitutionally incapable of simply laying out the rules of the game.  They always tell you one rule, then explain the...

Passing Thoughts on The Boogaloo

This can’t go on forever.  As we approach the tipping point, the zeitgeist has shifted from thinking about the next Big Crunch as solely the realm of the paranoid and the conspiracy addled.  Many culture warriors seem to relish the idea of a big reset as a means of...

Seagull on the Transom

Newsletter subscribers! Check your spam folders. The first four chapters of my next novel, Neon Harvest, have just gone live.  You’ll find downloadable links, the release schedule, and more, in the latest edition of Seagull on the Transom. Download a copy and take it for a test spin before you...

Home Essentials

Don’t really care if essential oils work as promised or not. When you live in the tropics and your thermostat entirely consists of opening or closing windows, scented candles are useless.  Particularly when you live near the top of a valley and get nice cooling breezes on a regular...

Don’t Tell The Wife

She doesn’t realize that the more time I spend around rugged men, the more I appreciate the big damn dog she insisted we get.  She might not appreciate the way their awful example leads me to make decidedly un-PC pronouncements about the one gender in this world*.  Or my...

Inverting Inversion to Maintain Power

“What does the clown do when the whole world is a carnival? How do you make someone laugh when the entire world is a joke? That’s the world we’re living in.” Jonathan Pageau, ladies and gentlemen, asking the questions that you never knew you were burning to have answered. ...

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number and Some Aches and Pains

This past week saw your ‘umble host moonlighting on the set of a major network television show.  A small role that you’ll hear more about once the air date approaches.  This post will be vague because I’m not entirely sure where the network draws the line on disclosure, but...

Corona Thoughts

People in an industry I don’t really trust tell me that people in a country I don’t fully trust are reporting to a global organization I completely don’t trust a story that I’m supposed to take very seriously. I have already seen politicians I don’t trust explain that science...

C.H.O.M.P.S.

Yes, I am reviewing a forty year old children’s film. It’s a classic. The older brother from Land of the Lost leads a complicated life.  He lives in a high crime area – Los Angeles, go figure – and spends so much time working on a secret home security project that...

Fighting Nontroversy with Nontroversy

Late last week some pretty little TikTok dish made headlines by pointing out that it’s hard to accidentally get pregnant or catch a sexually transmitted disease if you don’t actually have sex.  The Wuvs Da Science crowd flipped their lids because they don’t Wuv Da Science when it comes...