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I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

Poetry of the Weird and Wonderful

Poetry of the Weird and Wonderful

Let’s celebrate National Poetry Month by talking about speculative poetry, writing some of it and reading it out loud for everyone to hear! And treats. You have to have snacks when you’re creating new stuff, right? Join me on April 16 from 2-4 for Poetry of…

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Nathan Fillion is a nerd… Sorry, I mean he’s a Geek

Nathan Fillion is a nerd… Sorry, I mean he’s a Geek

Nathan Fillion is on the cover of Geek Magazine this month. I don’t think I need to say more.

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Countdown to Readercon: Random panel description

Countdown to Readercon: Random panel description

Here’s one of the excellent panels being presented at Readercon this year: Down There in the Gutter: The Fiction of the Unpleasant. In a recent online essay, Peter Straub argues that the only difference between the best horror and “literary” fiction is that the former acknowledges that…

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Lucky or not?

Lucky or not?

I’m not sure what the superstition is with this one: If you can’t tell from my terrible picture, this is a fortune cookie that came with my Chinese food the other day. Only there isn’t just one cookie inside, there are two fortune cookies within…

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Why did it have to be snakes?

Why did it have to be snakes?

A Connecticut driver had a great reason for getting into a car accident: the snakes he had in his pocket escaped. Come on! Where do YOU keep your baby snakes when you’re driving? As a geeky side note: I think the same thing happened to…

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The Corpse Flower is in bloom!

The Corpse Flower is in bloom!

Just a post to let you know the horribly smelly plant is once again in bloom.This one is from the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. Doesn’t the Corpse Flower sound really cool? Not like a Petunia or Sun Flower. No, no. This is a…

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Mmmm! Crabby!

Mmmm! Crabby!

In case you can’t read the fine print, these are little crab-shaped, crab seasoned, baked, white cheddar cheese crackers. Honestly, they’re not nearly as crabby as one would think. They also had crab-seasoned popcorn, which I felt compelled to avoid.

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Now you have absolutely nothing to complain about

Now you have absolutely nothing to complain about

A few days ago I posted about the jetpack. Now, the other geek dream is hitting the market… the flying car. Discovery has a great story about a Boston area business that is starting tests on their airplane/car vehicle. You basically drive to the airport,…

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I would totally go see a movie called Snakebots on a plane.

I would totally go see a movie called Snakebots on a plane.

According to a cool article over at MSNBC, articulated snakebots may soon be crawling down your throat, up your pipes and into your heart. Currently, most snake-inspired robots are made to crawl around on the ground, but according to Dennis Hong, Director of the Robotics…

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