Author Archives: Mike Clark

After the Funeral

I did not post the passing of my sweetheart here on my blog, but I did so on Facebook.  It has since been a very, very busy week and I didn’t have time to post anything, anywhere.  But her funeral … Continue reading

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A Bittersweet Wedding Anniversary

Today my beloved wife Waltraut and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary!  35 is a good number, and while not as amazing as 50 or 60, it is still respectable.  We’ve had our frustrations, our disagreements, and our grumpy days … Continue reading

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Death, where is thy sting? Or Grave, thy victory?

Just a few days after my last post here my wife and I discovered that her cancer had advanced past the point where the medical types thought they had a chance of a successful treatment outcome.  One of the physicians … Continue reading

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No April Fool’s Doodle on Google?

This isn’t an April Fool’s in and of itself, but I went to Google.com in order to see what they had come up with for an April Fool’s Doodle this year.  But apparently they have decided that it’s Opposite Day … Continue reading

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Global Climate Change One More Time

My earlier post on global climate change, “We’re All Going to — Die? Warm Up?“, got some interest lately when someone in a forum I participate in challenged me on it in a private message exchange.  Since it was a … Continue reading

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What are these plants?

Several years ago the City of Olympia planted some trees along our street, and these were immediately attacked by the low-life vandals who walk through the neighborhood from time to time, heading from the downtown bars to the Section 8 … Continue reading

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Fluency

It’s been quite a while since I’ve bought and read any new science-fiction by any but a select circle of writers.  My favorites have been Jerry Pournelle (who doesn’t write much any more, unfortunately), Lois McMaster Bujold, David Sherman, and … Continue reading

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