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Byrd, Bex & Cousins Detective Agency
April 15, 2014 – 12:13 PM | 12 Comments
Byrd, Bex & Cousins Detective Agency

Chapter 1.

TN in TN
April 3, 2014 – 10:37 AM | 5 Comments
TN in TN

The Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture is Friday!

Hobey, 1995-2014
March 28, 2014 – 3:04 PM | 211 Comments
Hobey, 1995-2014

One time, years ago, I started making a list of all the nicknames I had for the Hobe: Orangino. Hobey Wan. Clicks. Herr Mittenspiel. Grampy. Creamsicle. Tolstoy.

Prints: Not Charming
February 24, 2014 – 10:00 PM | 32 Comments
Prints: Not Charming

It's not the pawprints themselves. …Well, it's not JUST the pawprints themselves.

I Got Married. Yay!
November 21, 2013 – 3:59 PM | 175 Comments
I Got Married. Yay!

His name is Dan. He's great.

Latin 5
September 11, 2013 – 8:29 AM | 45 Comments
Latin 5

I have a story in my head: Latin 5 must save a classmate who has been taken. Latin 5 does more than march through sanitized Catullus at this institution.

The Shoes, Part II
August 10, 2013 – 12:31 PM | 22 Comments
The Shoes, Part II

He put this to Kat, that the pranks of teenagers tended to reveal themselves. She came back with, Occam's razor. The simplest explanation is the right one!

The Shoes, Part I
August 8, 2013 – 11:04 AM | 16 Comments
The Shoes, Part I

Mike knew, swore that the house wasn't that cheap for no reason — come on, in Wellfleet? Kat said, of course it's cheaper if you take it for the whole summer. You can't get a …

Terms And Conditions May Apply
July 11, 2013 – 3:49 PM | 8 Comments
Terms And Conditions May Apply

Let's go out to the lobby, and get ourselves a Couch Baron, again! John Ramos produced another fine film, Terms And Conditions May Apply, and I'm super-happy to plug this one, because 1) it's a …

Happy birthday to me!
March 21, 2013 – 1:38 PM | 32 Comments
Happy birthday to me!

Okay, so I left Yahoo!, even though I had a great team/time there, because I had some other things I wanted to do, like work on The Blotter, and also, let's be honest, curse freely …