To begin let me clear up some ambiguity in the title: this is about making small schnitzel, not about how to make schnitzel out of babies. If you're here for the latter, I'm sorry you have to leave disappointed. So: I discovered today why my mom and grandma always made these little bitty schnitzel barely big enough... Continue Reading →
...is to hold it open with your toe so both your hands are free. Antics and toe courtesy of my middle son, 6 year old Victor, who now often reads the bedtime stories for his little brother Cuinn.
Yes, this one is about acquiring an archaic skill that nobody needs -- driving an uncomputerized car in a time when cars not only drive themselves, but have no user-accessible steering wheel, accelerator, brake, not even a switch for the headlights. Where your car not only drives you, but it also comes to your side... Continue Reading →
Some art that made me say, "cool!" and a few tweets led to some bigger thoughts on genre writing - which is a pretty normal thing, small ideas leading to larger ones, if you've done some writing or pretty much any art I can think of or serious thinking. I found Travis Durden's Star Wars... Continue Reading →
Our perceptions are WAY more dependent on our expectations and preconceptions than we like to think. Do you think, perhaps, that this extends beyond food to our social and political worlds? I'm wondering, too, how it has colored my perception of short stories and novels I've liked or disliked in the past. Hmm!
A 13 word story: Decades arguing at strangers Found dead on his laptop Stroked out on trollrage ------------- I've had my share of internet arguments. Some of them were lengthy, acrimonious, and frankly, in hindsight, utterly ridiculous. Happily, I haven't gone full ridiculous in quite some time, and I don't think I'll be going back... Continue Reading →
A short story, about 5000 words. Young Jacinta Jaara likes to sit by the old landfill mine and listen to the music ancient Neyerneyemeet plays. The music speaks of her of the old days, when the people of Australia were divided, before the war that changed everything. Soon, Jacinta's curiosity will lead her to an... Continue Reading →
I don't know how many more of these redesigns of old covers I'm going to do. I'm kind of attached to the covers I did a year or year and a half ago. I'm kind of attached to the old cover for this one. But it's a bit clunky, and looks a little more like...... Continue Reading →