Monthly Archives: November 2010

Second Explosion Rips Through Pike River Mine, New Zealand

On Wednesday, Gary Knowles, superintendent of Tasman Police Command, announced to waiting families that all 29 miners were dead.  According to CNN, a second explosion – long in duration and powerful – ripped through the Pike River mine after a second … Continue reading

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Fingers Crossed for the Kiwis

My degree says geologist.  I’ve been underground.  Go to any mine that gives tours and they’ll typically lecture you for an hour on safety, then outfit you with a pair of boots, hard hat, and the most important piece of … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Manhattan – Shazaam!

Over the weekend I read Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann and it kicked ass.  Seriously.  It reminded me of books and short story collections I used to pick up at the Leesburg Public Library when I was a kid, the … Continue reading

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Story Quarterly

I just got a fantastic email from J.T. Barbarese last night, that Story Quarterly has accepted my short story, “A.I.P.”, for their webzine, print edition, and as an mp3.  I’m bouncing off the walls!  From their website: “Founded in 1975, StoryQuarterly … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading

Hizbullah: The Story from Within Palestine Inside and Out: An Everyday Occupation Masked Armor Ghosts of Manhattan

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About

I got tired of livejournal, despite its functionality.  Maybe I’ll keep my LJ account and use this one as an adjunct.  I have no idea; I live in the middle of nowhere.  The number of “T.C.” McCarthys out there was … Continue reading

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