Two More Things About Rip Taylor’s Death

) Pendarvis didn’t drop the ball—he just didn’t dribble it on his blog. Observe: I worked with Rip Taylor once and he was really nice. He was out of confetti so I had to go buy him some! He had really specific preferences about confetti. I took a lot of notes — Jack Pendarvis (@JackPendarvis)…

Two Things About Rip Taylor’s Death

I saw earlier this evening that Rip Taylor passed away, and I immediately wanted to be able to go to my RSS feed and find that Jack Pendarvis had maybe written something about this news on his blog (even though he rarely blogs about anything not related to the appearance of owls in books anymore)….


Now. I ask you: why are these women going from men directly to water creatures and spirits without even trying out having sex with other human women? Believe me, it’s not just a ghost who could make a woman say, “It was very strange, but the sex was amazing!”

Realism is Not an Antidote

In fifty years, the fact that I – or anyone else – ever kept a blog or posted photos on the Internet or wrote novels or painted or sculpted or coached people to be their best selves won’t even matter.

Born on This Day: Annie Oakley

Today is the birthday of Phoebe Ann Mosey, born in Ohio in 1860. She later went on to fame as  Annie Oakley, a sharp shooter in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. She died of anemia at the age of 66 on November 3, 1926. Finding this out made me think – on and off, all…