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The Last Burger… until the next one

May 30, 2020 - 15:47 -- Admin

So, I have been quiet, but I"ve been busy. Partly writing books and a new subscription column to make up for a pretty dire collapse in my other income. Thanks Rona! But also, partly building a new blog, or rather a new version of The Burger.

I was having real trouble finding the time to post here because I was so busy everywhere else. It was really getting me down.

I"d also been struggling with what to do about my mailing list/bookclub.

And then I thought.

A world we could travel

April 14, 2020 - 21:16 -- Admin

This is my current lock screen, a scene from a bar we came to love to in Paris while there recently. Somebody on Twitter sent me a heads up on this place and I really should look them up and thank them for the pick. I think I fetched up at this joint on the edge of the Marais at least once a day (and a couple of times more than once).


April 13, 2020 - 15:02 -- Admin

Big surprise, but I"ve been eating out in cafes and restaurants a lot of less recently. Well, okay, not at all. But I"ve been spending a lot more money at one of my local haunts than I ever did before the plague.

There"s a place down the hill from us which used to be a French Twist franchise but the owners struck out on their own and now it"s called Fiddeleaf. (I think that"s some kind of tree reference).

Covid 19 horror story

April 9, 2020 - 09:33 -- Admin

Ditzing around on the twitterz last night I came across a really cool horror story by Alan Baxter, a really cool writer of horror stories. I thought it was so good it needed to be preserved in more permanent form. Huzzah! It's now available on his blog for you to enjoy. From 1.5m away.

Turns out if you ignore the end of the world it goes away

March 24, 2020 - 18:16 -- Admin

Like everyone, I've had a bit of trouble concentrating recently. You know, lots of stuff happening. I've been trying to wrap up the first draft of The Shattered Skies and I'll admit, it's been tough. I was cruising through this manuscript, cranking three or four thousand words a day without breaking a sweat, and then all of a sudden I wasn't.