Category Archives: Miscellany

New Blog Post! New Book!

Good heavens… has it really been fourteen months since my last update? Unacceptable. Simply unacceptable, Joe. At any rate, today — yes, today! — marks the release of the latest collaboration between me and the inimitable Rich Handley: Bright Eyes, Ape … Continue reading

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Remember…

Leonard Nimoy died today. I see the words on my screen, but I can’t comprehend them. They seem like a fiction, and a terrible one at that. I feel like a two-bit hack for writing such unbelievable dreck. But it’s … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: I Write Because of Harold Ramis

Harold Ramis died one year ago today. In remembrance, I present a piece I wrote celebrating his influence on me. It originally appeared at Atomic Wanderers on February 26, 2014. Harold Ramis died the other day. I never knew the … Continue reading

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For Your Hugo Consideration…

New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics, released in 2014, is an anthology of critical essays which examine various aspects of the 48-year history of Star Trek in the four-color realm. It features essays from notable Trek scribes like Robert Greenberger, Keith … Continue reading

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Encounter (Me) at Farpoint (Convention)!

This weekend, the 22nd Annual Farpoint Convention will be held at the North Baltimore Plaza Hotel in Lutherville-Timonium, MD. The good folks at Farpoint have been gracious enough to invite yours truly as a guest to this soiree! I’ll be … Continue reading

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They Say I Gotta Learn, But Nobody’s Here to Teach Me

Recently, I was presented with an employment opportunity that was simply too good to pass up. Starting Monday, I will be starting my position as an adjunct professor with Salem Community College teaching two courses of developmental English… …to inmates … Continue reading

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Who Mourns for a Pop Star?

Michael Jackson died five years ago today. At the time, I was a contributor for the now-defunct Critical Mess.Net. This is what I had to say on the topic. My esteemed, inimitable colleague Rocko Jerome has written a worthy, fitting … Continue reading

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