Thursday, December 29, 2005


The paperback of The Devil's Right Hand, that is. St. Martin's was telling me it'd hit the street in January, but some bookstores I've talked to recently said they had it on the shelves. If you haven't had a chance (or the funds) to meet Jack Keller in hardback, now's your chance. And they make great Valentine's Day gifts!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Did Osama Win After All?

This Miami Herald editorial says it better than I ever could:

One wonders if Osama bin Laden didn't win after all. He ruined the America that existed on 9/11. But he had help.


I would have expected proud defiance of anyone who would suggest that a mere terrorist threat could send this country into spasms of despair and fright so profound that we'd follow a leader who considers the law a nuisance and perfidy a privilege.

Never would I have expected this nation -- which emerged stronger from a civil war and a civil rights movement, won two world wars, endured the Depression, recovered from a disastrous campaign in Southeast Asia and still managed to lead the world in the principles of liberty -- would cower behind anyone just for promising to ``protect us.''

There's more. A lot more. Read the whole thing.

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas, to All Still Awake...

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. The Firewire card for the new video camera is hung in the computer. All the battery packs for all of the electronica are charging....all is calm, all is bright.

A Merry Christmas to All...and to all, a good night!