Daily Archives: September 11, 2008

Whatever X, Day XI

In this refresh from the archives, I’m thinking symbolically. JUNE 19, 2005: Two rings I haven’t worn a wedding ring in several years, on account that I’ve lost not just one, but two — both in the yard here at the house. The first one I lost the second year we were here, while I […]

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Fletch Mourns

Nuts. Gregory McDonald, the author of the many and various “Fletch” novels, has died. Not at all ashamed to say McDonald was a very large influence on me as an author, particularly in how he handled dialogue — he made his dialogue funny and punchy and an integral part of how his stories told themselves. […]

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Post-Apocalypses Are Fun!

This week over at AMC I’m looking at why post-apocalyptic films are such a staple of the science fiction genre — I mean, beyond “because Will Smith really needs to be threatened by virus-laden zombies.” Maybe he does, and maybe he doesn’t. But there’s more to it than that. As always I welcome your thoughts […]

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The Bishops Come Out (Against Prop 8)

This is a positive thing: California’s six most senior Episcopal bishops Wednesday unanimously declared their opposition to a constitutional amendment on the statewide November ballot that would ban same-sex marriage. The bishops argued that preserving the right of gays and lesbians to marry would enhance the “Christian values” of monogamy, love and commitment. “We believe […]

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