This is a place

(Some call it a blog)

This is where I convince you I'm not an asshole. I'll probably also link to twitter because people are supposed to do that somewhere.

Guns of Icarus

My initial delight with steampunk was almost certainly connected to my love of good sci-fi and fantasy. The close connection between magic and technology is essential for the genre, if...

Operation Geronimo

This post was updated during the few days after Operation Geronimo became public. White House counterrorism adviser John Brennan’s press briefing transcription in full, or, if you prefer, here is...

A Day In The Life

This article was originally published over at The Idler. This morning, around eleven, I rolled out of bed and into my computer chair to peruse this morning’s news. I took a...

Grief, Memory, and a Video Game

We Simones are an exceedingly practical, irreverent folk regarding death. Case and point: last year, over Christmas dinner, we discussed who would be the executor of my father and step-mother’s...

A Perfect Day for Bananafish

by J. D. Salinger Reprinted in memory of Salinger. There were ninety-seven New York advertising men in the hotel, and, the way they were monopolizing the long-distance lines, the girl...