My rating: 4 of 5 starsFive independent hackers are given a choice by the government: serve as white hat hackers completing assignments given them or face prison for their past cyber crimes. Faced with that choice, they decide to take the offer. They are sent to an isolated compound where they and the other teams … Continue reading Friday Review: Zer0es by Chuck Wendig
I started writing a post about the election and its coming aftermath, but, you know what? I got discouraged and upset and borderline angry as I was doing so, and I realized something. That's been the problem for a long time in this country. We are a divided people. We sit around glaring at each … Continue reading How Do We Go Forward From Here?
A few unrelated jumbles of thought for the beginning of a new month: Saturday was Halloween. Our town decided not to cancel trick-or-treating this year, but encouraged masks for everyone and the usual social distancing practices. We did have candy to hand out. Yes, I wore a mask- a proper one. Didn't get many kids … Continue reading And Just Like That, It’s November!
Often, when we hit this point in the year, I am thinking "Gee, I can't believe it's almost November. The year will be over before we know it." This year feels a bit different. I am sure you have all seen the memes about how long this year 2020 has seemed. With the COVID pandemic, … Continue reading Winding Down the Year
My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this third installment of the Tufa series of novels, we meet Bo-Kate Wisby who, with her lover Jefferson Powell, are the only two Tufa ever permanently banished from their tribes. Now, Bo-Kate has managed to find her way back to Needsville, and she arrives with plans for revenge on … Continue reading Friday Review: Long Black Curl (Tufa #3) by Alex Bledsoe
Things are rolling along. With a little luck, the BaldMan will be released from rehab this week. That will be very good thing. It will be a bit more than a month since he first went to the hospital. I won't say it will not also be weird. I mean, it's been a month. I've … Continue reading Getting Back in Sync
This little "adventure" has dragged on far longer than I either expected or wanted it to. The BaldMan has been in one hospital or another since early September, and as of today, is in rehab to gain back some strength and become ready to come home. No idea as of right now when that will … Continue reading Slowly Getting Back into Things
So, blog posts are on hold for a bit. The BaldMan is in hospital with cellulitis again, and there have been complications this time. Back when I can. Meanwhile, if you care to send prayers, thoughts, healing energy, we will be grateful. Thanks.
One of the trending discussions that cropped up among the genre social media feeds during the past month revolved around the idea of canon. Specifically, the perceived loss of reverence for what the complaining folks considered the classics of science fiction literature. They complain that "these kids today" have no idea what great scifi is … Continue reading Canon? Or Cannon?
My rating: 3 of 5 starsShe was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.Those three sentences have become a sort of battle cry for women who are standing up in the face of outdated and demeaning attitudes from some segments of society. In this collection of flash fiction, a number of the most … Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted: Flash Fiction Project by Various Authors