9
February

Why I now have a beard

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A short while ago, I “dropped my RCC.” RCC stands for Request Change of Com­po­nent, and “dropped” means, “filed the paper­work.” This ini­ti­ates a transfer of my status from Select Reserve (SELRES — those reservists who are drilling on the week­ends, … Con­tinue reading

7
February

Guest Post: Leanna Renee Hieber’s Top Ten Fashion Ideas for Writers

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Hey all,  I just got the out­line on my new tattoo done today. It was on the inside of my bicep, up into my armpit and over the inside of my elbow. For those of you who’ve been tat­tooed, you … Con­tinue reading

26
January

Release Day

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Buy it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Powell’s or Indiebound. As I write this, snow is accu­mu­lating on my hip­ster Brooklyn fire escape at the rate of three inches/hour. The news, in their usual fit of hys­teria and hyper­bole, is … Con­tinue reading

14
January

Imaginary Friends

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I’m off to Con­fu­sion tomorrow, with some hot-of-the-press copies of my new novel, GEMINI CELL, which just arrived in the mail today. I’ll be mod­er­ating the Dumb Ques­tions panel Friday night at 5PM, and I’ll be giving away a copy … Con­tinue reading

10
January

The Hebdo Murders: Military Bearing vs. Macho Bullshit

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In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo mur­ders, I’ve been get­ting a lot of email from my friends and col­leagues. The mes­sages are mixed, but there’s an over­whelming theme of right­eous wrath, of the need to puff up and strike … Con­tinue reading