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)….

From Russia, with Love

Imagine being a child of the 80s – someone who grew up during a time when we all thought the cold war wouldn’t end until the Soviets pushed the button and blew up the world – imagine having that in your memory bank and then seeing that you’re being “followed” by Russia Observer.

Like a Little Girl

Remember that time I got to meet Senator Robert Byrd (before he went off the deep end into senility and helped put Alito on the Supreme Court) at the dedication of that jail in Gilmer County, WV? And remember when Senator John D. Rockefeller IV sought me out in a reporters’ line-up so he could…

I Saw Lon Chaney (Jr.) Dancing with the Queens

I don’t even know where to start this post. You might say it starts more than a decade ago, though it could actually be traced from a decade ago to almost three decades ago.  Screw it. I’m not going back that far, and I’m not going to explain everything I wanted to explain in this…

People Don’t Know Anything

I just read a blog post by Jack Pendarvis (who doesn’t really blog any more) about a googling misadventure that took him to the promontory from where he decided to shout that some people who write for the Internet are really, really dumb. And that made me think of the time I read an article on the Flavorwire…