On an Odd Harry Potter Musing

Friday afternoon, for reasons that still mystify me somewhat, I began musing on Harry Potter. But not in the way that people usually muse on Harry Potter. Who ends up with whom, how the seventh book will end, that sort of thing–not my interest, sorry. Rather, I thought back a few years to the releaseContinue reading “On an Odd Harry Potter Musing”

Stalking the wild Harry Potter book

Yesterday brought two surprises. The first, and potentially the most important, was that I got my power back after five days. Raleigh, North Carolina was hit by a massive ice storm on last Wednesday, leaving upwards of 70 percent of the Raleigh/Durham area without electricity, and without electricity I had neither heat nor water. AfterContinue reading “Stalking the wild Harry Potter book”

I am Spartacus!

I am writing a book. There’s a scene in That Thing You Do when the Wonders are about to perform on television, and Lenny asks Skitch, “How did we get here?” And Skitch Patterson, with his Spartacus fixation, says, “I have brought you here, sir, for I am Spartacus.” It’s that sense of unreality thatContinue reading “I am Spartacus!”