Author Archives: Marcus

About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.

Another TBR stack

Four collections plus a play(?) by Ayn Rand. My first by Tenn and Shaw. Advertisements

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“To Be Read” Pile – Thanksgiving Edition

Visited my favorite used bookstore yesterday with this result- Based on the title alone my very first by Michael Bishop. ‘The Guardians’ by John Christopher which I began last night, finished this morning and enjoyed very much. (young adult dystopian … Continue reading

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Securely sheltered from pop-culture

A recent work email about an upcoming network security related seminar contained this subject, “Get…tips from your favorite pop-culture icon” and offered these names- “Whether your hero is Rick Grimes, Saul Goodman, Tyrion Lannister, or a Guardian Titan, we’ve got you … Continue reading

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2015 California QSO Party Results

185 contacts on 10, 15 & 20 meters (SSB). 47 counties. My goal each year is to work all 58 counties in California. Of the seven years I’ve participated, 50 is the most I have achieved.

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Separated at birth?

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Back to reading sci-fi again

Finished with the re-reading of Jerzy Kosinski’s oeuvre. (I’ve read three in this photo since it was taken plus there are two Philip K. Dick novels waiting)

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Jerzy Kosinski

Ten years ago I was introduced to the novels of Jerzy Kosinski. He quickly became one of my favorite authors. (in December 2005 I posted about it here) Besides the content and style of Kosinski’s writing the form he frequently … Continue reading

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