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Eric: Multiple blasts from the past, and other cliches.

As for today? I don't want to talk about it.

However, having had some issues with my old revived Essay Journal -- which I had started writing in for a few months before the arrival of Websnark, which then overwhelmed it -- I finally got around to exporting those eight posts from it and importing them here into Websnark proper.

So, if you want to read something of mine you probably haven't seen, and would rather it not have anything to do with "Infinite Canvases" or the like, have a look at this group of essays. They cover coffee makes and musical tastes and the excitement and fear before major surgery and even a crappy 'meme.'

I'm going to bed.

Hello, My friend, won't you tell me your name?
Playlists and Coffeemakers: Recapturing the Personal
Confessions of a Liberal Heinlein Fan: Worldbuilding and Utopia
The Alchemy of the Slow Cooker
Good Night, Captain
Six Days
On Names and Innovation
Recycling the Meme: On Writing

Posted by Eric Burns-White at February 14, 2005 11:47 PM


Comment from: Brandon E. posted at February 15, 2005 2:53 AM

I enjoyed the Heinlen essay. I fell in love with "Stranger in a Strange Land" in middle school. I shortly afterward read, and thoroughly enjoyed "Job: A Comedy of Justice." I decided to continue reading his stuff with "Starship Troopers" and I was bored by it. It turned me off of Heinlen until I recently re-picked up and read "Stranger in a Strange Land." I decided to give "Starship Troopers" another shot, and I loved it. I think perhaps middle school was a little early for me to truly understand it. I didn't always agree with his implied political stances, but he argued them intelligently, and even disagreement was interesting and engaging. I have moved on to other books, and am quickly becoming a Heinlen devotee. I picked up "For us the Living," but haven't had time to read it yet.

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