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eGregoroi

Just some observations of society, from someone who feels disconnected from it. And reviews, with a preference for fiction.

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Book Review: Prelude to Mayhem

Oh, this was good. Very, very good. It is hard to cover it all - but to me it hit all the marks dead on. Prelude to Mayhem tells the story of an America (world? one expects so) transformed on May 30, 2004. The result is an unpredictable combination of magic,...

Carrier & Starfish

So this week, President-Elect Trump secured a deal with Carrier to keep about a thousand jobs in Indiana. At a cost of more than seven million dollars over several years. This has been widely panned as showing companies how to blackmail the President into giving them...

A Fisking…

So, I saw this posted, and decided it was too good to not fisk a bit. My comments in . I cannot verify, and do not suggest, that this represents all supporters of Black Lives Matter (I know it does not), but it does claim to speak for the leaders. Make of that what...

Highland Gourmet Scones

So, we are currently down in the Birmingham area for Thanksgiving, and in a storefront in front of the hotel, I saw Highland Gourmet Scones. It looked like a decent coffee shop, so the first morning there, I wandered over. And wow. Based on the smell alone, I ordered...

Book Review: Windows Into Hell Anthology

Hey, another collection of shorts! The kind of book I usually dislike because it is a good story in the midst of garbage. Old, smelly, fish garbage, usually. Not. This. Time. Holy...um...Hell, but this was solid. Not a wasted tale in the bunch. Not one. Which is...

So, It’s Trump

Well, didn't see that coming. Like a lot of people, I simply underestimated Trump, and it looks like that was a mistake. But honestly, people. You'd think you woke up to hell on earth or something. Let me clue you in - this 'how could this happen' feeling? Yeah, it is...

A Reminder

VOTE! And now, some content. In this election, I have seen a lot of things I never expected to - and I think we all need to remember one core fact. We are all Americans. Let that sink in. Regardless of who wins tomorrow, regardless of the bluster, remember we are all...

Blind Lemur Conservative Endorsements

Ok, I want to make this one official. As the head of the Blind Lemur Conservative Party (motto: Vel Caeci Facere Maius Lemur [Even a Blind Lemur Could Do A Better Job]), here are the party endorsements for 2016. Since I, and thus the Inner Party, are in Crook Cook...

Book Review: Silent Clarion

Oops. I started this, and was instantly slammed in the face with a bunch of unfamiliar terms, and the distinct feeling that this was, in fact, part of a series. The subhead 'A Starbreaker Novel' was also a hint. So, wanting to be fair, I hared off and downloaded...

Crowdfunding Hobbies

When is it acceptable to use a crowdfunding platform for personal use? I don't have a good answer to that - it seems like if there is a medical or other emergency, then it is ok. But is there a line? If so, where? And are these platforms really there to be a 'get out...