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O Christmas Tree

For the last 20 years or so, I’ve been buying a tree, taking it home, lugging it up the stairs, standing on ladders to get the decorations down from the top shelf of the closet, standing on ladders to get the decorations on the tree, spilling water and knocking off ornaments when I watered it, […]

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Welcome Maia

I just adopted Maia from Buddy Dog no-kill shelter in Sudbury.” She’s 1-2 years old. They say she’s a beagle-boxer mix, but after I was hooked they mentioned that someone might think she had some pit bull somewhere. She and her sister belonged to a homeless person, who couldn’t take care of them and left […]

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Two pieces of science fiction criticism

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The Prado

We had only three days in Madrid, so we planned to spend a big chunk of one of them at the Prado. Of course, it’s a big museum, so even in a whole day it’s impossible to see everything. For some reason, as I walked into the first gallery, I decided to limit my viewing […]

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Valencia Botanic Gardens

I’ll be writing more posts about this trip to Spain, but I’m putting this one up first, because I got the most pictures here. This was Tuesday, August 12, my last full day in Spain and the day on my own in Valencia. I had considered going to the cathedral, or taking the bus to […]

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2014 Hugo Award votes

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Classes are going well

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Dancing with the New London Assembly

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Arrival

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First post about the Amherst Early Music Festival in 2014

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