Gimbling in the Wabe – The Importance of the Nonsensical

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It’s been a rough week and I’ve been at a loss on what to write, so I decided to look through my old Gimblings to see if anything caught my eye.  This one seemed, if not topical, at least applicable to what’s going on in our world today. So – enjoy! I hope it tickles [….]

Another “NerdCon: Stories” is In The Books

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Well, another NerdCon: Stories convention has come and gone (held October 14 and 15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota), and once again, a good time was had by all. I had every intention of posting a report on the goings-on this morning, but my general euphoric exhaustion following the convention, as well as having so many wonderful [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Having Fun With Stories

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I had the good fortune last week of attending the first ever NerdCon: Stories, a two day convention dreamed up by “internet guy” Hank Green (half of YouTube’s popular Vlogbrothers) and author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear), held right here in my hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Undoubtedly I will [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Better Than Winning

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So now we have the brouhaha over how much punishment – if any – should be given to the New England Patriots for using underinflated footballs during the AFC Championship game.  It’s been proven that they did it, even if Head Coach Bill Belichick says he knew nothing about it (of course, no one believes [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Ode to Teddy

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Ode to Teddy (by guest writer, the Mighty Belle) As Teddy leaves the park today I won’t see him again. I don’t know really what that means ‘Cause Teddy is my friend. He likes to pull my ears a lot; I grab him at the collar. He sometimes knocks me over but Of us he [….]

Hugo Winner Jo Walton Explains Why She Reads

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In her Tor.com piece, Hugo winner Jo Walton talks about purposeful reading: In the comments to my post “Is There a Right Age to Read a Book,” I noticed an odd thing. I’d written it mostly thinking about the comment that you shouldn’t read Jane Eyre until you’re thirty or Middlemarch until you’re forty, and [….]