Monthly Archives: December 2010

Trivial Holiday Answers

Another Tuesday is upon me and I survived the Holidays … barely.  Last week, in my A Trivial Holiday post, I shared seven mid-winter holiday themed trivia questions, courtesy of Ken Jenning‘s weekly Tuesday Trivia e-mail service. And now, the … Continue reading

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Review: All Seated on the Ground

All Seated on the Ground by Connie Willis My rating: 4 of 5 stars I read the electronic version via the Asimov’s website:… Probably rates a 3.5, but like Connie Willis, I love Christmas and singing in very large … Continue reading

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Mid-December Texas Travelogue

Ten days and over a thousand miles ago (1,313 miles or thereabouts, but who’s counting?),  Terry and I survived a weekend of single digit temperatures and 35 mph north wind gusts without a working furnace. We kept our home a … Continue reading

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A Trivial Holiday

Re-posting this from the weekly e-mail I subscribe to from Ken Jennings, which he coins as “Tuesday Trivia”: Season’s greetings from Tuesday Trivia! Christmas and trivia go together like a creepy Bing Crosby-David Bowie duet, so we hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Mote in God’s Eye

The Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven My rating: 4 of 5 stars I should read more space opera, especially when written by Niven and Pournelle. The human Empire (Russian in origin, which seemed odd considering in 1974 when … Continue reading

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My ‘Best of 2010’ Meme for Beyond Reality

First thing I’ll have to do is look up what ‘meme’ means because I’m drawing a complete blank on that. Beyond Reality’s currently-reading book montage 472 members Welcome to the Beyond Reality SF&F discussion group on GoodReads. In Beyond Reality, … Continue reading

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Keep Looking Up for Meteors and Darkening Moons

Next week, as early as the night of the 13th, the Geminid meteor shower returns.  A week later, and just in time for the longest night of the year, a total lunar eclipse is visible from four continents and the … Continue reading

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