By the Mighty Mumford


I see another partial crate

Of apples That someone did donate…

Will tomorrow see

My wife rope me

Into  applesauce or pie filling make?

She has nearly two crates now,

Processing all those somehow…

Applesauce frozen

I think she’s chosen

The best way to preserve and stow.

–Jonathan Caswell,

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Appendix “N” Looked At Again

The Arts Mechanical

A while back in one of my SF/F posts I mentioned Appendix “N,” the appendix that Gary Gygax put at the back of the early editions of Dungeons and Dragons and how that was more or less the canon for those of us growing up on the 1970’s.

Well John C. Wright has enlarged upon what Appendix “N” was about in this piece.

While Mr. Wright is far more eloquent than I would be and certainly heavier on the religious overtones, he raise some important points.

Mr. Jeffro Johnson set himself the heroic task of reading all the works listed, or at least one work from an author listed. The results were surprising.

The interest for me of the Jeffro articles was not in the books and authors. I had read and reread them from my youth up, as did most all the science fiction fans I knew.

My interest was…

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Top Twelve Courses For Married Men (If You Want A Happy Marriage)

The Lonely Author

Top Twelve Courses For Married Men (If You want A Happy Marriage)

12 – How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy – Remembering Birthdays, Anniversaries and
       Other Important Dates and Calling When You’re Going To Be Late.
Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.

11- How to be the Ideal Shopping Companion                                                                                                                     Relaxation Exercises, Meditation, and Breathing Techniques.

10 – How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays
Step by Step Slide Presentations.

  9 – The Toilet Paper Roll – Does It Change Itself?
Round Table Discussion.


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