Book Review: Blood Lite III: Aftertaste edited by Kevin J. Anderson

Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished at Ene­my of Entropy. You can com­ment here or there. Blood Lite III: After­taste by Kevin J. Ander­son My rat­ing: 2 of 5 stars This anthol­ogy is sup­posed to be humor­ous hor­ror. I have a mes­sage for Kevin J. Ander­son: gross­ness is not near­ly enough for humor. I hope vol­ume two was fun­nier (I […]

Review: All Clear by Connie Willis

Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished at Ene­my of Entropy. You can com­ment here or there. All Clear by Con­nie Willis My rat­ing: 5 of 5 stars Well, this vol­ume moved much more quick­ly than Black­out did! Hav­ing read a brief piece writ­ten by Ms. Willis thank­ing those who stood by her as one book spread into two, I think […]

School Happy

Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished at Ene­my of Entropy. Please leave any com­ments there. I final­ly got the grades from the first tech­ni­cal writ­ing assign­ment I turned in last week, and the peer reviews I did on two of my class­mates’ rough drafts. I got full points for all of them! I was wor­ried about one of the peer […]

Wake Up Cat

Orig­i­nal­ly pub­lished at Ene­my of Entropy. Please leave any com­ments there. Ded­i­cat­ed to The Girl Kioshi is not allowed in the room when I’m try­ing to sleep, because he either keeps me awake, or lets me get just into sleep, then goes on a tear knock­ing things off every sur­face in the room. But the girl—let’s just […]

Poetry: How to Live

How to Live –Charles Harp­er Webb From Ampli­fied Dog           “I don’t know how to live.”                     –Sharon Olds Eat lots of steak and salmon and Thai cur­ry and mu shu pork and fresh green beans and baked pota­toes and fresh straw­ber­ries with vanil­la ice cream. Kick-box three days a week. Stay strong and lean. Go fly-fish­ing every chance you get, with friends who’ll […]

Poetry: Hard Rain

Hard Rain –Tony Hoagland From Hard Rain: A Chap­book After I heard It’s a Hard Rain’s A‑Gonna Fall played soft­ly by an accor­dion quar­tet through the ceil­ing speak­ers at the Spring­dale Shop­ping Mall, I under­stood there’s noth­ing we can’t pluck the stinger from, noth­ing we can’t turn into a soft drink fla­vor or a t‑shirt. Even […]

Poetry: Changing Diapers

This counts for selen­ite’s “When you see this, post a poem” meme. You’ll just have to be flex­i­ble on the gen­der thing. Chang­ing Dia­pers –Gary Sny­der From Axe Han­dles How intel­li­gent he looks! on his back both feet caught in my one hand his glance set side­ways, on a giant poster of Geron­i­mo with a Sharp’s repeat­ing rifle by […]

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