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Adam Jones
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David B. Coe’s ‘The Outlanders’ and its Wonderful, Timely Message
(Hello, LTP Readers! This blog has moved , but I put a copy of this post here on my old site in case there was any confusion. If you're reading this, then I guess that was smart of me. New blog is at  https://timetorambleon.wordpress.com/ ) Fantasy readers ...

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'The Other Wind' by Ursula K. Le Guin
It can't be said enough: Le Guin's writing is amazing.   I just read The Other Wind, the last Earthsea novel. Le Guin pieces together nearly unremarkable clauses into unforgettable tapestries, writing with every bit of subtle power one would expect from the...

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Great Old Books: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, but Patricia A. McKillip
Rachel Neumeier got me thinking with her blog entry about bringing out the best old books into the spotlight , because I love telling people about The Forgotten Beasts of Eld. It's from 1974, and it's a real gem. The writing style has the mythic weightiness...

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A True Story About My Wedding.
(There might be a few embellishments. My memory isn't perfect.) As Christine and I prepared for our first dance, we took our place on the makeshift dance floor and waited, she in her wedding dress, I in my rented tux. The dramatic pause went on for too long...

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Roadtrips and Restrooms
The following things happened when I joined my friend Jared on a trip to Arkansas to help our friend Andrew move the last of his stuff to his new place in Texas. --During a pit stop, Jared points and says, "Andrew just came out of the women's bathroom!" And...

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Father's Day Grammer Check
I always do grammar quizzes when I see them for the same reason athletes pick up weights and put them back down: it's the only way I'll get better. Grammarly has, hands down, the most outstanding Father's Day related grammar quiz ever. Competition is probab...

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Anyone Else Sleep Better During Storms?
Thunder feels like home. I'm from the country, a little place that's only marked by a single sign that you might see going in our out. (It says "Caviness.") As a boy, one of my favorite things was watching the clouds outside my window during storms. And, le...

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The Little People I Discovered in Chattanooga, Tennessee
On my last trip, the wife and I visited Tennessee and everyone told me I was tall. Even though I've been getting that comment all of my life, It happened a lot more often during this trip.  Maybe in Texas people are expected to be huge, I don't know, but I ...

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"Get in here!" My colleague at the conference slapped a name tag on me and shoved me into a room. I kept a perilous grip on my glass of wine and took my place at the front of a crowd gathered around an empty chair. The strangers surrounding me also bore nam...

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8 Predictions About the New Episode of Doctor Who (That Will Be Surprisingly Accurate)
Vastra will explain the plot and we'll all feel like we're in detention until she stops talking. Strax will try to solve a simple problem ("We're out of creamer") with silly violence. ("I recommend swallowing liquid nitrogen!") Also, if anyone gets hurt, th...
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