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A Belated Autistic Pride Day Post

Last Monday was Autistic Pride Day. I couldn’t commemorate it then because I was shepherding a pair of neurotypicals around a crowded, sensory-overstimulating, city I don’t know. There was also an Autistic Pride Picnic in Manchester today, which I was … Continue reading

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Bizzy Baksun

Just a brief explanation for my current lack of posting: my in-laws have been staying with me for a week, over from the US; I’ve got a book that’s quite a bit past deadline and a few other writing things … Continue reading

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Odd Question for my RL Friends

I’m currently not very online because my in-laws are visiting. Proper posts resume Friday, but I’ve got an odd question for anyone I might have lent DVDs to — have I lent any of you the Doctor Who DVDs Robot, … Continue reading

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Hugo Blogging: Best Short Story

As always, I’m going to try to write blog posts about all the shortlisted works for the Hugo Awards and Retro-Hugos this year. As always, I will almost certainly not manage that. In particular, unless I somehow get stranded on … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

There could be some artistic justification for defacing the Mona Lisa — drawing a Groucho Marx moustache and glasses on it, spraypainting a green Mohawk on, or whatever. You might not improve the painting, but it’s possible you could get … Continue reading

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The Good Posts: Chapter 3

Before I start, I want to clear something up. My earlier posts in this series were linked on Metafilter, and some people there, who aren’t used to what I normally do with my writing, thought I was doing the Rick … Continue reading

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Michael Nesmith: Expanded Editions

Yesterday, more-or-less unannounced, extended download versions of Michael Nesmith’s first five post-Monkees solo albums were released. These albums — the three albums by Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (Magnetic South, Loose Salute, and Nevada Fighter), the Second National … Continue reading

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