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“Read a Damn Book – 140: Strange Angel”

According to George Pendle, there was a time in the early 20th Century, particularly the 19-teens and twenties, when rockets were not considered SCIENCE but SCIENCE-FICTION. Though we now know that rockets can send folks to the moon and beyond, … Continue reading

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“Mini State of the Workshop Address – 16 Aug. 2018” by Richard F. Yates

Greetings citizens, this is Richard F. Yates, and I’m here to give you the skinny and the low down and possibly the 411 on the P.E.W. and its primary contributor (aka: me.) You may have noticed a slight decrease in … Continue reading

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“Friday the 13th” by Richard F. Yates

Howdy folks! Considering it’s Friday the 13th, I figured I’d either grab my hockey mask and machete and maybe go for a walk in the woods, or I’d write a little check-in for the Workshop (maybe both???) So…what have you … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 098: On Writing”

I’m nearing my 100th review, and it occurs to me, I haven’t looked at a single book by Stephen King, yet. Time to remedy the situation. Stephen King – On Writing (2000) As a horror fan, it should come as … Continue reading

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“Read a Damn Book – 091: Aleister Crowley – The Biography”

Anyone interested in magic and occultism (even us skeptics—perhaps ESPECIALLY us skeptics) eventually has to reckon with one figure, the man who called himself “The Beast 666,” called by some the wickedest man in the world, Aleister Crowley… Tobias Churton … Continue reading

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“A Typical Morning” by Richard F. Yates & Mariah R. Yates

“Are you ready?” Mariah says. “I’m so ready I’m almost in a coma!” I say. “You’re coma-ready? Dang!” she says… —Yates & Yates

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“Read a Damn Book – 087: The Strange Case of Edward Gorey”

It’s no secret that I’m a HUGE Edward Gorey fan, and I have already reviewed two books written by Gorey (The Gashlycrumb Tinies and Amphigorey) and one book written by somebody else but illustrated by Gorey (The King Who Saved … Continue reading

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“Restricted Airspace” by Richard F. Yates

In my art (and writing and life in general) I try to represent the randomness and absurdity of existence. (I usually fail at this, but trying is still fun.) Sometimes my attempts are humorous, often they are ugly, and sometimes—out … Continue reading

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“A Primitive’s Progress – 1” by Richard F. Yates

Turkey Day is over. Black Friday is in the rearview mirror. Saturday was another volunteer DJ gig, and then Sunday was “clean the bunker” day and attempted relaxation. Monday (I think that was yesterday) I decided to announce a LEAN … Continue reading

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“State of the Workshop – Late Aug. 2017” by Richard F. Yates

I almost hesitate to admit this, but I discovered (through just a TINY bit of research) that at least a part of the reason that I’ve filled up the storage allotment on this blog is because I haven’t been reformatting … Continue reading

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