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Existential Absurdity and the Flying Experience
I have returned--though not too much wiser for all the brouhaha that I have experienced lo these past few weeks!   Against my better judgement, I accepted an invitation to teach a summer course at a university in Beijing, China. The course went well enough ...
I have returned--though not too much wiser for all the brouhaha that I have experienced lo these past few weeks!  Against my better judgement, I accepted an invitation to teach a summer course at a university in Beijing, Ch...
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Out to Lunch
Welcome to this blog! Hope your summer is going as well as can be expected or, perhaps, better than that. Do not be alarmed. This blog has not been abandoned. The situation is simply that the blogger has gone on vacation. He shall return soon and likely blo...
Welcome to this blog! Hope your summer is going as well as can be expected or, perhaps, better than that. Do not be alarmed. This blog has not been abandoned. The situation is simply that the blogger has gone on vacation. He ...
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Excerpts from the journal I would write if...
 
Authors are not really great at social stuff. On top of that, we tend to be horribly insecure about our work, but it’s all we can think of to talk about. We are thin-skinned and bleed profusely when you cut our work to shreds. Some of us handle that with…
Authors are not really great at social stuff. On top of that, we tend to be horribly insecure about our work, but it's all we can think of to talk about. We are thin-skinned and bleed profusely whe...
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The Story of AIKO part 2
I took off from blogging for Mother's Day. Had motherly things to do. Besides, everyone would be blogging about the virtues of motherhood and I didn't feel I could contribute much, never having been a mother. Now, being a father...? Well, I do have some exp...
I took off from blogging for Mother's Day. Had motherly things to do. Besides, everyone would be blogging about the virtues of motherhood and I didn't feel I could contribute much, never having been a mother. Now, being a fat...
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The Story of AIKO
Last month in this blog I revisited Korea and got a good dose of nostalgia thrill. Further back in this blog I wrote about another trip to Korea. It's ironic, however, that much more of my time in Asia was spent in Japan. Five years total, in fact, which is...
Last month in this blog I revisited Korea and got a good dose of nostalgia thrill. Further back in this blog I wrote about another trip to Korea. It's ironic, however, that much more of my time in Asia was spent in Japan. Fiv...
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Existential Absurdity and the Flying Experience
I have returned--though not too much wiser for all the brouhaha that I have experienced lo these past few weeks!   Against my better judgement, I accepted an invitation to teach a summer course at a university in Beijing, China. The course went well enough ...
I have returned--though not too much wiser for all the brouhaha that I have experienced lo these past few weeks!  Against my better judgement, I accepted an invitation to teach a summer course at a university in Beijing, Ch...
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What'll we do about Father's Day?
So I'm sitting comfortably at my computer, writing my new work-in-progress , passing the 10,000 word mark, and it hits me! I should be promoting my just launched novel, the one titled AIKO . It's a kind of Father's Day story, after all. Father's Day is quic...
So I'm sitting comfortably at my computer, writing my new work-in-progress, passing the 10,000 word mark, and it hits me! I should be promoting my just launched novel, the one titled AIKO. It's a kind of Father's Day story, a...
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The Story of AIKO part 3
Last evening I went out to dinner with a friend and was asked the question I love to answer: Where do you get your book ideas? Yes, I could wax poetic for several, minutes trying to answer that question. The short version is: I don't know.  I explained that...
Last evening I went out to dinner with a friend and was asked the question I love to answer: Where do you get your book ideas? Yes, I could wax poetic for several, minutes trying to answer that question. The short version is:...
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Former interdimensional voyager now adapting said experiences as memoir under exotic pseudonym.
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When engaged in interdimensional voyaging, I often use the moniker Set-d'Elous. In the local language it means roughly "he who destroys what is most beautiful yet is worshipped for doing so."