Behold, the Pernicious Comma Splice

Today I’m going to give a rare grammar lesson. Honestly, I don’t think grammar rules matter too much—if you communicate effectively, you probably have it made. Or to state things differently, most people inherently know most grammar rules, even if they would have trouble “spelling them out.” Now with that said, there is one grammar …

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Stephen King’s Post-Accident Slow-Burn FROM A BUICK 8

I’ve read almost everything Stephen King has written. Needless to say I’m a big fan, though I can also admit that not everything King produces is equal. The sad part about getting towards the end of his body of work (though King’s still alive and writing—thank goodness!) is since it’s pretty easy to get a …

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In Defense of Cold Vacations: Because They Give You Material for a Lifestyle Blog

OK, so this post's title is tongue-and-cheek. 'Cause this a blog about COOKING and WRITING, though Leah and I did have a pretty fun time in Minneapolis last week. So here’s a few more pictures from the trip, and explanations that go with them. Again, the highlight of our short vacation was definitely the frozen …

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In Defense of Cold Vacations: Because You can Hike Frozen Waterfalls

Leah and I have been MIA for a bit because we went to Minneapolis. A question we got a lot while planning, going, gone, and after returning was, “Why?” I think this was mostly with the implied addition of, “Since it is so cold there.” Thus, what got into us? Well, the short and best …

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Feeling Very Strange: A Fantastic (Scifi?) Short Story Collection

So, is slipstream fiction a genre? As I first wrote when starting to read Feeling Very Strange, an anthology that tries, in part, to exemplify just what slipstream fiction is… I don’t think it is. I’m not sure if there are any stories here that don’t already fall under the regular speculative fiction umbrella, and …

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