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{ Monthly Archives } November 2012

Apocalypse, zombie style

I did a fun interview with Ed Ayers for about 45 minutes yesterday.  Ayers is one of the hosts of Backstory with the American History Guys, and they’re preparing an episode on Apocalypses (for December 9th).  Here’s hoping they’ll use a lot of me, but we’ll see. I couldn’t help but mention Pontypool and urge […]

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West written by Dee Brown, narrated by Grover Gardner Brown’s history the years between 1850 and 1900 (or thereabouts) documents the brutal genocide of band after band of Native Americans (whom the book calls Indians as was common in 1970) by whites who […]

The Atlantic

By Simon Winchester A solid and enjoyable audio book about the history of the ocean and its influence on human society.  A couple thoughts: The Atlantic is getting 4 inches wider each year. The story he tells of how the Grand Banks were wiped out is downright sad. I love Winchester’s voice. Overall, not bad.  […]

A New Opportunity

I’ve long been involved in the leadership at the PCA/ACA.  I’ve been on the Executive Board off and on for several years now, and I was elected to the role of VP of Area Chairs last Spring. About a month ago, the Executive Director of the PCA/ACA resigned.  After some considered discussion, the Governing Board […]

In which I wax smart about zombies

Here’s a link to a radio interview I did with Jon Grayson, who hosts the late-night syndicated radio program Overnight America.  I sound pretty smart in it, if you ask me. http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2012/10/31/overnight-america-october-31-2012-happy-halloween/

How Comcast lied to me

Sigh.  I’ve always liked Comcast’s service, and the tech people have been very helpful even when they have to visit my home over and over and over to fix bad lines, etc.  But this is the first time I’ve had to restrain myself from shouting at someone on the phone.  I just went through three […]

In which I cut a dashing figure

An article about the play I did on 2 and 3 November in the Forest Park Review: I wasn’t just entertained by the “Meeting of Minds XVIII” production at Centuries & Sleuths, I was inspired. The panel of resurrected historical figures included America’s preeminent mystery writers, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammet, as well as a […]