Whatever it’s Called, it Worries Me

The world of the Grand Theft Auto series is populated with memorable…vehicles. Banshees and Bobcats, Sentinels and Schafters, Intruders and Inernus (Inferni?)–there are literally hundreds of cars, motorcycles, trucks, helicopters, boats and bicycles to steal in the course of the game, and these vehicles have more personality than the random citizens walking the streets of […]

Semi-coherent Thoughts on Reading and Time

For the better part of the last four days, I’ve been thinking about time, and books, and reading. Last Thursday over at Writer Unboxed, Ray Rhamey posted the first page New York Times bestseller The Handmaid’s Tale in his “Flog A Pro” column. If you’re not familiar with it, in “Flog A Pro,” Rhamey posts […]

Weekend Update: Old Friend Edition

Waking up once again exhausted and unprepared for Monday. It’s been that kind of a spring, and the weather hasn’t helped much, with a lot of rain and colder temperatures than normal. Our little corner of upstate is normally a couple of weeks behind the weather I was used to growing up on Long Island, […]

Stanley Cup Favorites–Or Not

The National Hockey League playoffs are rolling along, more than halfway through round two. As I write this, eight teams have already been eliminated in the first round, one has been taken out of the second round, and another could be knocked out by ten thirty this evening. As always, the playoffs has provided drama, […]