Category: Gallimaufry

Miscellany. There is another word for it.

This Day

“You know what day it is?” “Tuesday?” “Thursday, actually. But no, the date.” “I don’t know the day of the week and you think I know the date?” “They’re not the same thing.” “I don’t know. It’s October, right?” “Right.”…

Pravic Magazine on Boing-Boing

Mark this item off my bucket list: “Get name mentioned on Boing-Boing.” The latest issue of Pravic magazine, in which my short story “The Robot Felt” appears, was noticed by the editors at Boing-Boing.

Daily Advice from Marcus Aurelius

Begin the morning by saying to thyself, I shall meet with the busy-body, the ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, unsocial. All these things happen to them by reason of their ignorance of what is good and evil. But I who have…

“What is Weird Science?” in Pyramid Magazine

In the simplest of gaming terms, “weird science” is a way to have “magical powers” in a campaign world that doesn’t have magic or psionics. Weird inventions and theories based in at least the minimal application of the scientific method…

“The Femme Fatale” in Pyramid Magazine

Pyramid Magazine Noir issue

Pyramid Magazine has published a brief article I wrote on the femme fatale archetype, which is found most commonly in film noir and hardboiled crime fiction. The article also considers attributes and other elements of the femme fatale character that…

Pomo Club

The first rule of Pomo Club is that there is in reality no Pomo Club. The second rule of Pomo Club is that reality is a construct. The third rule of Pomo Club is that language is a key component…