Wednesday, November 27, 2019



1 lb unsalted saltine crackers (4 sleeves)
1 cup canola oil
1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing mix
2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder

Line crackers on ends (like dominoes) in an air-tight container.
In a small bowl, mix oil, dressing mix, peppers, and garlic powder.
Stir until all ingredients are well mixed.
Continue to stir to prevent the pepper from settling on the bottom of the bowl.
Spoon mixture evenly over crackers, like drizzling icing on a cake.
Close lid tightly and flip the container over every 5 minutes for about 20 minutes. Lightly shake back and forth to make sure all the crackers are coated.
Store in a ziplock bag. Will keep for about a week.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019



Working on Romeo and Juliet. Find other plays by searching "The Tiny Stage Shakespeare Company", on Google Play (and start scrolling!). Find them there or find links at

don't lose your bearings.

Don't lose your bearings.

Monday, November 25, 2019

bookmark on your head!

"There was a bookmark on your head!"

Sunday, November 24, 2019

this weekend's chess

I played 21 games: (+11=0-10)

sunday: what happened

raked leaves.
did some programming, working on Romeo and Juliet for The Tiny Stage Shakespeare Company.
played some chess.
played some world of warcraft.

Books I Might Read

Some books I might read, as opposed to 

The Castle of Crossed Destinies
Beowulf Michael Alexander version (prose) Seamus Heaney (verse)
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings, Ferdowsi
Storm of Steel, Junger
Discourses, The Social Contract, Confessions, Rousseau
The Private Memoirs...James Hogg
Ghost Stories, Uncle Silas, Sheridan Le Fanu
Collected Ghost Stories, M.R. James
Satyricon, Petronius
The Anatomy of Melancholy, Burton
The Golden Bough, Frazer
The House of Mirth Edith Wharton
Castle of Otranto by Walpole

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I am the author of 5 books: Android Down, Firewood for Cannibals, The Cubicles of Madness, Robot Stories, and most recently, Various Meats and Cheeses. I live and write in Michigan. My website is at