Category: Farewell

  • Farewell

    Bon Voyage, Mr. Salinger. You gave it a good run.  And thank you for Holden Caulfield, that upset young man who saw through so much of the phoniness in the world.

  • Home again

    Finally. Farewell, NYC, for now!  The reading at KGB was lovely, the interview on Hour of the Wolf, always a pleasure, the karaoke a blast, the food always wonderful, the Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, interesting and riveting in an old-fashioned psychodrama sort of way (great set, for sure, and great horses). And Happy Holidays to…

  • My Algis Budrys Story

    I recently learned of the death of Algis Budrys, and was immediately struck by the unfortunate news. For readers who don’t recognize his name, he was a science fiction writer and editor. I never met him myself, but I do have one Algis Budrys story despite that. When I was eighteen years old and an…

  • Extinction

    It’s this sort of news that always makes me really sad.  Is it just me?  I don’t know.  I don’t really hear people talk about the loss of a species ever.  For some reason it’s always been something that hits me in the gut.

  • Kurt Vonnegut Dies at 84

    I’ll miss having him around.  His books have meant a lot to me at various times in my life.  He can make me laugh at suffering more easily than any other author I’ve read. New York Times article Really excellent audio interview at Bookworm