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Thoughts and speculation on writing with a mostly Science Fiction theme. Sarcasm is but one of the services I offer.

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  • Pumpkin Pies
    on Dec 20, 2016 in Uncategorized
    It is entirely the Pumpkin Pies' fault that there is no real post today. That and the Empanadas that were not quite as requested. Granted the surprise Christmas Carol sing Along was a contributing factor as well....so anyway no real post.  [...]...
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    on Dec 19, 2016 in Uncategorized
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  • Movement
    on Dec 18, 2016 in Uncategorized
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    on Dec 16, 2016 in Uncategorized
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    on Dec 15, 2016 in Uncategorized
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  • A Matter of Private Judgment 
    on Dec 14, 2016 in Uncategorized
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  • Oncoming Storm
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    on Dec 12, 2016 in Uncategorized
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  • Soccer Playing Robot Cows - Probably 
    on Dec 11, 2016 in Uncategorized
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  • Nothing to do but Bake Pies
    on Dec 8, 2016 in Uncategorized
    3.14159....Nope, no math jokes today. I genuinely stayed home and baked pies. Three pumpkin and one apple. Why didn't I spend the time writing? Well I am avoiding post NaNoWriMo burn out.  Stay safe folks. Safe and happy.  [...]...
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