Daily Archives: December 2, 2009

A High Water Mark in the Annals of Clueless Homeowner’s Associations

Some jackass HOA tells a 90-year-old Medal of Honor winner he can’t have a flagpole in his front yard. For laughs and giggles, here’s why Van T. Barfoot won his Medal of Honor, from the citation itself: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on […]

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Black Matrix Publishing Responds

Over on the Black Matrix Publishing site. Apparently the ridicule the man’s getting for paying a pathetically low rate to his contibutors has made him defensive, which is good, but the man presumably has no intention of upping his payment rate, which is, of course, very bad indeed. Likewise I’m not especially impressed at the […]

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The Big Idea: J.C. Hutchins

Writers are often asked where their ideas come from, but any writer knows that coming up with ideas is only a small portion of the battle. The major portion of the writing battle is showing up — putting your butt in the chair and doing the work of getting the idea out of your head […]

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The Android’s Dream on AbeBook’s Best of the Decade List

This is nice: The Android’s Dream pops up on bookseller AbeBook’s best books of the decade list, in the company of books like The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, White Teeth, Never Let Me Go, The Road and other such tomes. I can’t complain about the company. It […]

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