And just like that, Sumo’s over. Boo…

*Sigh* There was a lot of upset, though. Those whom they call the “rank-and-filers” showed up and put the yorikiri (that would be ‘frontal force out’) to the ozeki and former ozeki. Ura, our favorite, finally got a kachi koshi (more wins than losses)...

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Mar 28, 2023
Sumo’s Back! WOOHOOT!

So who else out there is into sumo? Who else would plan a trip to Japan that coincided with one of the six tournaments that make their rounds on the island? Yesterday night Mom and I watched Grand Sumo Highlights (which, thanks to DST, shifted to 193...

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Mar 14, 2023
T. R. Neff Titles on Kindle Unlimited

As of today (1MAR2023), my titles are available on Kindle Unlimited — but only for a limited time! So, whatcha waiting for? Go over there and get reading! Also, don’t forget to check out the promos in the sidebar for all genres of fiction reading goo...

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Mar 01, 2023
Special Request: Book Identification

I’ve got a different sort of request today, from a reader trying to find a story he remembered from his childhood that he hasn’t been able to identify. I’m hoping it’s familiar enough to someone out there on the Interwebz to give it a name and an aut...

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Feb 28, 2023
So It’s Valentine’s Day Once More…

There’s probably a song in there somewhere. I guess would be remiss if I neglected to wish everyone a Happy St. Valentine’s Day, since the blog falls conveniently on the day. Nowadays I’m more the kind of person to wear the T-Shirt that says “My Dog...

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Feb 14, 2023
New Release-In-Progress

I’m excited to announce that, starting tomorrow (1FEB2023), the Eater of Dreams story will be published in serial format on Vella. It took a lot of cooler heads and some difficult decisions, but I decided to put it out as I go. It doesn’t hurt that i...

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Jan 31, 2023
Let’s Talk Fantasy Genre Expectations: Maps

If you’re an avid reader of fantasy fiction like me, then you’ve probably noticed something. Many of them come with maps. My guess is this stemmed all the way back with J.R.R. Tolkien when he included his map of Middle Earth in The Hobbit (but my anc...

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Jan 17, 2023
New Day, New Year!

Happy New Year, one and all! I wrote this a few days before but I can almost guarantee that I passed out in the chair* before making it to midnight (which has happened more often than not, even when I was a whole lot younger). I generally wake up a l...

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Jan 01, 2023
A Day Late and Dollar Short

I don’t know how many in the younger generations have heard this used, but I’ve employed it frequently when speaking of my luck. In this case, however, I means I’m posting a day later than I normally do and, well, the dollar short thing? Aren’t we al...

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Dec 21, 2022
Closer to Christmas!

I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to Christmas. It might have something to do with the fact that for the first time in a long time I’ve got my gift shopping done. Granted, my list wasn’t terribly long (we have a large family and by nec...

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Dec 06, 2022