Category Archives: Politics

Stand in the Place Where You Live

The Stand, by Stephen King – This was a long book, even more so since I read the unabridged edition, but I don’t know that I’ll have a long review for it. I did like it, and it’s pretty timely since … Continue reading

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Divide and Concur

It looks like Joe Biden has won, but we still don’t know whether Donald Trump will go peacefully. Of course, he didn’t win by that much. I remember saying back in 2016 that it was really embarrassing that Trump got … Continue reading

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Falling for the Fairy Fellowship

I’ve mentioned the fairyland on the other side of the world from Oz a few times, but since I’m planning on writing some fiction that takes place there, I might as well detail what we know about it. It first … Continue reading

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The Mike Is Bugged

I have to admit that I didn’t actually see the fly on Mike Pence’s head at the debate last night. I did see pictures of it on Twitter, though, and a lot of related jokes. I guess we need a … Continue reading

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Save Our Symbols

I’ve recently heard about white supremacist groups co-opting the A-OK finger symbol, which hardly seems fair to the rest of us. If they want to steal it, why should they just be able to get away with it? We can’t … Continue reading

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If Wishes Were Streetcars

The Wish Express, by Ruth Plumly Thompson – This could essentially be considered the author’s first book, although it wasn’t published in that form during her lifetime. Before she took over the Oz series from L. Frank Baum, she serialized … Continue reading

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Sorting Out Sorcery

One running theme in Glinda of Oz is that there are several different types of magic in Oz, all of which have their specialties, but none of them can do everything. L. Frank Baum contrasts the fairy magic of Ozma … Continue reading

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The Riddle of the Individdle

I’ve heard a few times now that part of the problem in the United States regarding COVID-19 is that American individualism leads to people not caring about the collective good, leading to people refusing to take basic safety precautions like … Continue reading

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OzCon Online

Since physical gatherings are a bad idea these days, OzCon International in California was canceled this year, but some attendees decided to do a virtual one, live from the Valley of Virtula. No, not really; that’s the prehistoric name for … Continue reading

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Satan vs. Godzilla

Hail Satan? – The decision to watch this on Friday wasn’t actually related to the fact that I recently wrote about Satanic panic and Satanic messages, although it was a fortuitous coincidence. Beth had been wanting to watch this for … Continue reading

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