Monthly Archives: April 2016

FFB: First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster

this is the 215th in my series of forgotten or seldom read books First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster by Murray Leinster, edited by Joe Rico, NESFA, 1998 hardcover, science fiction short story collection I first encountered Leinster’s writing in Astounding Science Fiction. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Barbara!

Today is my wife Barbara’s birthday. It’s a beautiful day here, and when she’s back from the gym, and I get home from a doctor’s appointment, we’ll go out to a favorite restaurant for birthday lunch.

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Current Reading April 18 – 24, 2016

On May 6th there will be a special Friday Forgotten Book post, the theme of which is first novels. After thinking of many possibilities, I settled on Tony Hillerman’s The Blessing Way, a Joe Leaphorn novel. Though I once had all of … Continue reading

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Spring in Portland

It was a very rainy winter, and that’s giving us a beautiful Spring in the garden. So I want to share some of the beauty. The Iris is our first to bloom, there will be many more. The Lilacs are … Continue reading

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Current Reading April 6 – 17

Not much, is what. I’ve been having trouble concentrating, so reading has been difficult. Just two days ago I managed to read a couple of short stories, and today spent some time thinking about what to read for the special … Continue reading

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Back, Sort of

I’m back, sort of. It was a week ago I had surgery, I got home a couple days ago, had post-op yesterday. The after effects of it all are still taking a toll; I’m very tired, sore/in pain, foggy from … Continue reading

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Away For a Few

I’ll be away from the blog, and probably other blogs, for a little while. Going into the hospital to test their skill, hoping they’re at the top of their game. See you later.

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Current Reading March 28 – April 3, 2016

T.S. Eliot wrote that “April is the cruelest month.” Could be. I’m reading as much as I can, trying to concentrate but there’s medical stuff distracting me. I finished the first two books in Ben Aarnovitch’s Rivers of London series, Midnight … Continue reading

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