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Cream of the Cool

The trail is implacable: the terrain is what it is, the mile markers are at their appointed places, and no amount of tears, complaint, or wishful thinking will change either. - maevwyn's trail journal, 16 Sept. 2021
He drove himself, not madly, as one who did not know his limits, but as one who did, and thought he might pass them by a margin. - C.J. Cherryh, The Faded Sun: Kutath

The Laurel Highlands trail is a 70-mile hiking trail…

"An Absurd Encounter With Fear" is a 1967 short (2 minute) film by a 21 year old David Lynch, "starring" Jack Fisk and Peggy Lynch. It is an experimental film, and due to its short length and low production values, it is unclear what is going on here. But it certainly manages to set an atmosphere.

A man (Fisk) approaches a woman (Lynch) across a field. When he reaches her, we see that she is in what seems to be a catatonic state. The man then proceeds to start unzipping his pants---a…

Oyez! Oyez!

Bill Paul died this weekend from natural causes. He was 66.

If you didn't live in or near London, Ontario, you probably didn't know Bill. He held the unofficial position, if one can hold an unofficial position, of Town Crier. He founded Laff Guards and, with them, clowned, painted faces, made balloon animals, and entertained folks. Bill kept a birthday book of thousands of people he knew or had encountered: my wife and I were among those he would phone and wish…

Horror novel, written by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. The title is rendered in all-caps as "HEX." It was published in the Netherlands and Belgium in 2013 and, after translation by Nancy Forest-Flier, in the United States in 2016. The English edition of the novel moves the setting to America and changes the names of characters, but also included a somewhat different ending. As I have only read the English version of the novel, that's the one I'll review here. 

The novel is set in…