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Wikileaks, Bernie, and the DNC

To all my friends who are Bernie supporters: Please forgive me if I don’t share your outrage at the DNC emails made available by Wikileaks. Bernie was running an insurgency campaign; he joined the party for that express purpose after … Continue reading

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A Plea For Calm, Today on the Blog Tour

Today on the 2015 Summer-of-Two-Releases Virtual Tour, I am posting over at Black Gate Magazine. This is a different sort of post for me. I have, thus far, avoided any comment on the Sad/Rabid Puppies-Hugo controversy, believing that I would … Continue reading

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Release Day Update: Post on Politics and the Writer is Up

My post on politics, ideology, and the writer is now up at “A Dribble of Ink,” the blog site of Aidan Moher.  Here’s the link.

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Gay Marriage and the Founding Fathers

Earlier today I was listening to NPR, which was airing a discussion of gay marriage and President Obama’s announcement yesterday that he now supports the rights of gay and lesbian Americans to marry. During the discussion, a listener called in … Continue reading

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Today In History: Lighting the Fuse

On this day, in 1765, the English Parliament passed legislation that would come to be known in the North American colonies as the Stamp Act.  In the wake of the Seven Years’ War against France (referred to in the colonies … Continue reading

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A More Perfect Union

I’ll get back to Flash Fiction Tips soon — over the weekend or early next week.  But I’ve also posted about history on this site; with Thieftaker, my first historical fantasy, coming out later this year, it seems appropriate that … Continue reading

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A Worthy Cause

Tonight my wife and I will be attending a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood that is being held at the house of some friends.  Planned Parenthood has recently found itself in the crosshairs of social conservatives on Capitol Hill.  Actually, this … Continue reading

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“…To Ourselves and Our Posterity…”

Over the past two weeks, my younger daughter has had an interesting assignment in her middle school humanities class.  The teacher had the kids reading not only the U. S. Constitution, but also all twenty-six amendments to the Constitution.  The … Continue reading

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The 1760s a “Golden Age”? I Don’t Think So

Last night I watched Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, an homage to 1920s Paris, and to that “Golden Age” when the City of Light’s streets were haunted by Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso.  It … Continue reading

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Another Week in Boston’s History

Another week, another historical trend to share.  I’m going to assume that most of you are familiar with the stuff that was happening 235 years ago (the Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, etc.) but there was … Continue reading

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