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‘The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap’ by Matt Taibbi

I finished Matt Taibbi’s new book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap, which I was reading in the evening before I went to bed. I am surprised that I was not given to uneasy and … Continue reading

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I Had That! #11: Beyond Earth: Man’s Contact With UFOs

Like any nerd growing up in the 70s I was fascinated by UFOs. The decade’s love for all things woo, coupled with books from Eric Von Däniken had resulted in a resurgence in the phenomenon, resulting in all kinds of … Continue reading

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I Had That! #3: The Joy of Trivia by Bernie Smith

In 1976, well before the trivia fad that the Trivial Pursuit boardgame spawned, my mom got hold of The Joy of Trivia, buy Bernie Smith. I glommed on to it and just devoured the thing, reading it over an over … Continue reading

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Lego Space: Building the Future

If I had had a copy of Lego Space: Building the Future when I was 12 years old, I would have read it to pieces. The book, by Peter Reid and Tim Goddard, and published by No Starch Press, is … Continue reading

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To Be, To Not Be, or…Something Else???

Despite not being a huge fan of Kickstarter (mostly when it comes to boardgames), I have backed a few, and lately those have been showing up! I’ll be talking about two of them, which are comics, at a later date, … Continue reading

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Mail Order Mysteries by Kirk Demarais

One of the presents I got for Christmas was a copy of Mail Order Mysteries by Kirk Demarais. It’s a straightforward book with a very simple idea. Anyone who grew up around comics in the 60s and 70s remembers the … Continue reading

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Poetry Corner Update

Several years ago I shared one of my all-time favorite poems with you all. At the time I didn’t know the author (or, it turns out, the correct title). But advances in Googling have now rescued those things! So here … Continue reading

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The Day After

As anyone who shares any type of social media with me is aware, yesterday was the release date of the Fake AP Stylebook book, Write More Good. We saturated Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere with please and entreaties to buy the … Continue reading

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