Monthly Archives: December 2011

Finished!

Twitch followed right behind Jim, in her horse shape, with the boy Rafi slung over her back.  Adrian walked next to her, holding the kid in place.  He patted Mike on the shoulder as he passed.  “Good to have a … Continue reading

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Essential Classics: Ancient Egyptian Literature

Miriam Lichtheim has collected a lot of ancient Egyptian writings into three slim (200+ pages each) volumes, covering the Old and Middle Kingdoms, the New Kingdom and the Late Period.  There are a lot of reasons you should read the … Continue reading

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It Should Be

“What is that stuff?” Mike panted, and pointed at the ceiling. Eddie ran his flashlight across the overhang again.  “Writing,” he said.  “And pictures.” “No kidding.”  Mike’s side ached.  “But I mean… who wrote it?” “Someone who’s dead now.”  The … Continue reading

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Run Run Rudolph II

And here’s Brian Setzer.

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Run Run Rudolph

Christmas is coming.  Here’s Dwight Yoakam.

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One Thing You’ll Learn Quick

Mike squeezed the grip of his pistol once to reassure himself that he still had it.  “You’re not a rock band.” “Sure we are,” Eddie said.  “We’re a hard-working rock band, too.  It’s how we pay our way, limited engagements, … Continue reading

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MacGyver

“Anyone got anything long and thin?” Mike asked, cold sweat bursting out all over his body.  He regretted losing his switchblade in the melee at Butcher’s. “Not at the moment,” Twitch snickered. “No, I mean like a bobby pin or … Continue reading

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You Take Point

“Are you alright, son?” he heard Twitch say in the dark.  He thought she smelled a little horsey, this close. Adrian groaned, lying under Mike. “You can see?” Mike asked. Then a light snapped on above Mike, and after he … Continue reading

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He Died.

“Will he talk to us?” Eddie asked.  The guitarist held his shotgun at the ready and kept looking around the mezzanine. “Sure he will,” Adrian said.  He put away the lens, unscrewed the cap of the gas can and began … Continue reading

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Fantasy Languages

Invented languages have deep roots in fantasy literature — Tolkien was a linguist, and his Middle Earth is driven by the languages he devised. According to this article, Hollywood is now getting interested.  Interestingly, it turns out that George R.R. … Continue reading

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