Daily Archives: September 11, 2008
Whatever X, Day XI
Posted on September 11, 2008 75 Comments
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 […]
Posted on September 11, 2008 16 Comments
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. […]
Post-Apocalypses Are Fun!
Posted on September 11, 2008
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 […]
What I Remember
Posted on September 11, 2008 46 Comments
It brought us together. Remember that, among everything else that happened. It’s worth remembering, especially this year.
The Bishops Come Out (Against Prop 8)
Posted on September 11, 2008 44 Comments
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 […]
Whatever Everyone Else is Saying