Monthly Archives: December 2016

Ruminations #4

In which I contemplate the future in the crystal orbs of my daughters eyes. Continue reading

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Book Review: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

This is a dystopia that has refused the name. A place where haunter and haunted pass in the street, eyes locked to asphalt, refusing to recognize one another. There is no escape, no grand revolution to see things coolly on … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Those You Once Briefly Loved

Dear Pizza Hut, I don’t know what happened, nor do I remember when. But these pleas for attention have to stop “2 mediums for $7.99”, “Free Breadsticks with survey!”. It’s all sad. Look what we had, when we had it, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Farewell: The Greatest Spy Story of the Twentieth Century by Sergei Kostin

The book didn’t start off promising. It started in fact with a foreword written by Richard V. Allen. This name meant nothing to me, but when I approach books outside of my usual stalking grounds this tends to be the … Continue reading

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The Kringling

What they didn’t tell you about Mall Santa’s is that for years it actually been cheaper to clone them than to barter with the quasi-unions of a bunch of seasonally employable drunks. So every year the MegaMall Corp of America … Continue reading

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Argument with Self: 12/23/1016

“Do you really need to have the walls melt here?” “It looks cool.” “Sure, but does it add anything besides that?” “It’s been there for over a year and a half now, taking it out seems wrong.” “That’s mythos. Next.” … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

This is a book about war. There are people, too many people in fact, but only four or five of them feel like they stand through the cardboard test of character. The world is well-worn, colored and sunbaked as it … Continue reading

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