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Novels and breakfast

Last year—two years ago?—while reading Station Eleven, I came upon these brief lines, in which Clark is thinking of his boyfriend, Robert: Robert in the mornings: he liked to read a novel while he ate breakfast. It was possibly the most civilized habit Clark had ever encountered. As

Preorder The Edge of Sleep for 25% off

A quick bonus post this week to share a special offer from Barnes & Noble: From Wednesday, 1/25, to Friday, 1/27, you can get 25% off all Barnes & Noble preorders using the code PREORDER25! Secure your copy of The Edge of Sleep today! Here are a few preorders I'm

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The very first blog post I ever wrote was in 1998. I don't think the word 'blog' was being bandied about quite yet, though I could be wrong. And mine was hardly more than a static site I updated regularly with new entries. I've been thinking lately about how much

The worst kind of time-traveler

All week long I've thought it is a day later than it actually is. Sunday felt like a Monday, Monday like a Tuesday, and so on. You sort of expect this kind of thing to wear off pretty quickly, but no, here it is a Wednesday and I woke up

The most beautiful song?

Recently saw a survey on the internet: What's the most beautiful song you've ever heard? For my money, it might just be Nancy Wilson's "Elevator Beat," played sixty-four times in a row. (Here it is on Spotify [https://open.spotify.com/track/4NMayXijQb1CNfZU6miVCx?si=09e4afd0e12a4351], and here it is on

Not enough banjos on the internet

Recently I saw a video of a musician serenading a fox [https://www.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/s66lvs/playing_banjo_for_a_wild_fox_he_came_back_for_an/] . Afterward, I went looking for ambient/instrumental banjo music. It's hard to find that sort of thing; most of it