Monthly Archives: March 2021

De Gustibus

Sometimes I write fiction, and sometimes I compose and record music. They’re very different activities, but I enjoy them both. While I’m not a stellar artist in either area, I have a basic level of competence in both. Here’s where … Continue reading

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It Gets Real

Yesterday the first paperback copies of my historical mystery arrived. I’m not a rabid fan of Amazon KDP, but by golly, they make it real. I can sit here, put together a book, hire helpers, drop money in their accounts, … Continue reading

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Why Write?

The tough thing about writing fiction — one of the tough things, anyway — is that the events in a story or novel need to make some sort of sense. What sort of sense the events make will depend on … Continue reading

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

Every year the Unitarian Universalists hold a General Assembly, a grand conclave in which delegates from the congregations gather and do stuff. I’ve never been to a GA, so I have no idea what they do, but part of it … Continue reading

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Magic 8-Ball

At the next couple of General Assemblies of the Unitarian Universalist denomination, a proposed Eighth Principle is going to be put forward and voted on. If the GA approves, it will be tacked on at the end of the Seven … Continue reading

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Facts & Feelings

This morning one of my Unitarian Universalist friends dropped a quote (from some unknown source) on her Facebook feed. On the surface, this quote seems to be a nice reminder that we ought to be aware of and considerate of … Continue reading

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Trouble in Paradise

I’m in receipt of an email from another in the small but passionate group of dissenters from what has become the prevailing orthodoxy in Unitarian Universalism. This individual has written a couple of pieces online, which I’ll link to below. … Continue reading

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Is U or Ain’t U U?

Regular readers of this space will recall my posts, over the past couple of years, discussing a controversy that is roiling (in some small way) the Unitarian Universalist denomination. I’ve been a member of the local UU church for the … Continue reading

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How Is That Supposed to Work?

The lovely thing about fantasy is that you can just have the wizard cast a spell that causes the king to go mad. There’s no need to explain how the spell works, because this is fantasy! To be sure, modern … Continue reading

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Do You Trust the Writer?

I’ve been reading a few cozy mysteries. Or trying to. I have this half-finished manuscript, you see. But I’m not ready to talk about that. The cozy sub-genre is far more varied than one might, at the outset, imagine. There … Continue reading

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