Monthly Music Mess

     |    Wednesday July 17th, 2013

Boy, it’s hot out there! Hot enough that, if the following doesn’t hold together as a unified essay, like I like it to most of the time, I’m going to blame the weather. Well, the weather and the fact that in the summertime there are huge periods when almost nothing happens. I realized this at 

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Ahmed Baba, Meet Stephen King

     |    Wednesday May 29th, 2013

Someday, if all goes well, I’ll publish another book. My agent, in fact, is out there selling it as I type — or I hope he is. And, if all goes well, there’ll be more after that. It’s what I do: I’m a writer, and there’s nothing a writer likes more than writing a book. 

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How The Past Matters

     |    Wednesday February 6th, 2013

Man, talk about being right on the sweet spot of the news: 24 hours after last week’s post came out the media was abuzz with stories about the manuscripts of Timbuktu, and now that a little time has passed, it appears that there were some losses, but things aren’t as dire as we’d heard. The 

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Timbuktu: Let It BurnTimbuktu: Let It Burn

     |    Wednesday January 30th, 2013

I never thought that the point I was making last week about the value of physical books would wind up in the headlines, but as French and Malian troops drive the near-psychotic foreign jihadists out of northern Mali, that’s just what has happened. The latest word from Timbuktu (one way to spell it) indicates that 

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