What I’m Reading: Castles in the Air by Baroness Orczy

Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy A memoir of the adventures of Ratichon, a self-styled confidant of kings and emperors during the Napoleonic era. This is a short story collection of Ratichon’s amusing adventures while helping those high in society solve their problems. You know Baroness Orczy, right? Well, it’s time to get [Read More...]

Here Be Dragons. Literally. Reviewing “The Dragon Factory” by Jonathan Maberry

“Detective Ledger?” he said, and held out an ID case. “NSA.” “How do you spell that?” Joe Ledger’s back. In Patient Zero, (SFFaudio review here) he saved the world from a zombie apocalypse and Muslim terrorists. Almost single handed. How will he do on the island of Dr. Moreau? In The Dragon Factory Joe is [Read More...]

The HHS Mandate: Now It’s Personal.

Breaking out of book-ish mode for a moment to comment on the Health and Human Services mandate to insurers. As I was reading our Bishop’s letter contained in our church bulletin, strongly urging people to protest the HHS edict which demands that sterilization, abortifacients and contraception be included in virtually all health plans. No religious [Read More...]


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