Author: Arlen

A month or so ago, I noticed a pool of water in our basement, by the floor drain. Given that all of our things, particularly in basements, appear to be hydrophilic, this made me sad, but less so than the …

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We have a frog in our pond! I can only assume spontaneous generation. He (or she) doesn’t seem to bother the fish (we have 3 goldfish and 3 Koi, which I’m told are different things).           …

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I can’t tell if this is the worst or best marketing I’ve ever seen. I’d say it was tasteless, but honestly I didn’t try it.

Bad trees, bad trees, Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do When they rot right through? Bad trees, bad trees, Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do When they fall on you? Another year, another stupid costume for Karvel Kon! And yes, …

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Last week, the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) sent a letter to the director of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Andre Iancu, and I am one of the cosigners of the letter. I will probably be talking a lot more …

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Managed to stay up for last night’s lunar eclipse (Okay, it was only until a little after 10:00pm, but I’m a wimp). we had a clear sky, and it was pretty impressive. After my first few attempts at getting a …

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The anthology Transcendent just came out, which has one of my stories in it! The theme of the anthology (and its original title) is Dreams, Nightmares, Visions and Hallucinations. My story is called Little Choices, and would probably be called …

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I mentioned in a previous post that my story Graveyard printed in Metaphorosis magazine would eventually be available for free on their web site. Well, eventually is now! Sounds like the story will also be printed in the Metaphorosis end-of-year …

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I have a new story called Graveyard in the November, 2018 edition of Metaphorosis magazine! Despite the title, it is, at least for me, a fairly upbeat story. You can buy the magazine from Amazon (print or e-book) if you …

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Frankenstein’s monster, posing with some guy in a mask: