This is fantastic.

| September 30, 2009

And now for something completely upbeat. (Thanks MGK)

ACORN is a bad seed

| September 29, 2009

Mea culpa time.  I was wrong about ACORN the first time I posted about it.  I still believe the thesis of that post, but I think I was a bit ignorant of the scope of the corruption involved.  And a little exchange on Facebook led me to realize that a lot of people (most perhaps) […]

Review Redux

| September 28, 2009

This is a redo of a post that was eaten when my blog went all ‘splody.  I had done a little overview of a bunch of reviews I’d seen lately. So let’s try this again: Dear Author: “I would recommend this to those who are intrigued by the shifter myth and the philosophical bounds.” Romance […]

More Truffles

| September 25, 2009

I mentioned Monday that Truffles was having serious issues, and was unable to walk. She is still, however, able to swim. Today she had the best day swimming she’s had to date.  Here are some pictures.

Fact checking your kid’s videos

| September 24, 2009

There’s a video making the rounds that’s causing a considerable stink around the interwebs, enough that it even got a segment on the Glen Beck show where it fit seamlessly into the vast left-wing conspiracy.  The teeth-gnashing and angst about this video may not be quite comprehensible to those of a left wing bent, I’m […]

Running away from Utopia

| September 23, 2009

Anyone following my blog should realize I have a strong libertarian streak, which may in fact confuse some people who’ve read my Hostile Takeover books and/or Prophets. The planet Bakunin plays a central role throughout, and while it has a functioning anarcho-capitalist society, its not portrayed as a shining Heinleinesque utopia of the competent man, […]


| September 22, 2009

The advent of the internet has meant the arrival of all sorts of programming serving niches that were, until now, ill-served by the mainstream media. For instance, a series of “let’s put random crap in a microwave and see what happens?” Then there’re Lovcraftian talk shows: And the Sith Lords of the supermarket. Then there’s […]

The Trufflemobile

| September 21, 2009

Truffles, our Chocolate Lab, has not had a very good couple of months. She’s been slowing down for a while, and showing some weakness in her back end that we assumed was due to age. Last July we took her down to Bow-wow beach for what was probably the last time. By the end of […]

What I did on my summer vacation

| September 18, 2009

I vacuum-sealed dog biscuits and mailed them to various people, some of whom didn’t get it, and  I put up some interesting websites here and there. All of this was in support of an Alternate Reality Game, which in some respects could be considered the bleeding edge of narrative.  Sort of a cross between a […]

Sometimes Jon Stewart just says it better

| September 16, 2009

Test post while I’m having blog issues.