Would You Believe?

It was recently revealed that Presidential aspirant and Florida governor Ron DeSantis is a majority stockholder in Jacksonville-based Kissy-Missy, Inc. Many Florida state officials and legislators have also bought stock in the company, as have a number of conservative religious leaders. Kissy-Missy is named for the new libido-boosting drug, kisspeptin, which the company is incorporating […]

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Blogging without Registering

When I first saw (on FacePlant) this denial of First Amendment rights, I thought it had to be a joke from a Russian bot. After all, it’s just the sort of thing a Russian dictator would want! But it’s real! See . So now we know–the Florida GQP is Russian agents. And I am […]

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Silicon Poetry

Not long after my first experiments in random text generation (a Basic program that pretended to be a psychic), a friend got into a squabble with the Maine State Arts Commission. He had applied to be a “writer in the schools.” Unfortunately, his credentials consisted of several science fiction novels, and the Commission was dominated […]

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Writing for Tomorrow–Then

In the late 1990s, the Internet was less than a decade old. Those of us who remembered the first fumbling steps toward it—dialing in to CompuServe and Genie , squealing modems, email that was batched at night when long distance rates were low (response times were a day at best, not seconds)—thought we were living […]

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You may have heard that investors are flocking to those parts of Florida wrecked by Hurricane Ian, hoping to grab real estate at fire-sale prices. Of course, they’re going to have trouble unloading what they buy. Smart people know that there will be more hurricanes just as bad–and worse. The devastated areas could be […]


Post-Roe Alternatives

I am one of the coeditors of: B Cubed Press is proud to announce the release of POST ROE Alternatives: Fighting Back, book 6 of the Best Selling Alternative Series. The book is available now on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback. The book is forty-nine uplifting works from Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Jane Yolen, Jim Wright, […]

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The Last Masters

Is it just a myth that people need masters to tell them what to do and extort their wealth? Every dictator says, “Of course it’s no myth! People DO need masters! How else could the world possibly keep turning on its axis!” In the US, the current version involves women’s right to control their own […]

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In Memory of January 6, 2021

Got Slime? CNN, August 15, 2022: CAPITOL ATTACK HITS SLIPPERY SLOPE The latest white supremacist attack on the US Capitol came to a slippery end this rainy afternoon when Capitol Police sprayed the Capitol steps with hagfish slime supplied by the Department of Homeland Security. Hagfish slime expands 10,000-fold when exposed to water. It is […]

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The Twelve Days of Trumpmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a MAGA hat for all to see!On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, two elections losing.On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, three ladies suing.On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love […]

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