Coffee and Books

Kelly gave me a pin that’s right on the money!

Coffee cup and books besides a Coffee and Books pin

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2023.

New in the Queue – February 10

My to-be-read pile has grown to fill a whole bookshelf. I’m okay with this! I like discovering interesting things that’ve been steeping in the stacks. But sometimes I do forget what’s in the queue. To keep these unread books on my radar, I’m going to write a few “previews” noting why or how I picked them up.

I’ll start with the most recent additions and work back from there until I don’t.

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2023.

Science Fiction Reference Sites

Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2023.


I’m making a monthly little visual fanzine called PORTRAITS. It contains short commentary on things I’ve recently read, coupled with original art associated with each story. Bringing back an old tradition, the commentary may be in haiku form. The illustrations are typically author portraits.

Patrons get the print zine, early access, and original art from each issue. Subsequently, the content is free to see online at Patreon.

Issue #1 went out in January 2023. Find it here!

Posted on Saturday, February 4th, 2023.

New Word Alert: Endling

This one’s sad. An endling is the last known living individual of a now-extinct species.

Arrived at this word by way of reading about the Thylacine. Very much worth a watch is this short film about a performance adaptation of a picture book titled The Dream of the Thylacine.

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

New Word Alert!

Deaccession, to sell or otherwise let go from a collection.

Sort of the opposite of acquire. Weird that we don’t say dequire instead.

Hat tip!

Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023.

New Bookmarks

In addition to dusting off this blog, here are two other new links:

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2023.

Blog Spring

It seems the spring season of renewal for reviving blogs is now. My dad’s:

Posted on Sunday, January 29th, 2023.

Time for a New Front Wheel

Twelve years and some 16,000+ miles later, my new bike is still going strong – but it is finally time for a new front wheel. Lots of riding means lots of stopping, and all that brake wear was beginning to erode holes in the rim.

Ordered a new wheel through a local bike shop today. I am absolutely satisfied with the original Bike Wheel Warehouse Pure Tour rims – they’ve taken a lot of abuse and carried all kinds of loads.

Posted on Saturday, January 21st, 2023.

New Word Alert!

I like meeting new words. Today’s: coulee: a ravine, gully, or other erosion-related landscape feature that may or may not still contain water. Learned from Stephen Graham Jones’ Backbone of the World.

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2023.