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  • Sun, 03 Aug 2014 07:27:23    Permalink
    Dawn in my field, sometime last summerI'm on the way up to my field in Cape Breton to work on the last essay about my walk down the Connecticut River, tracing the journey John Ledyard made in 1773, and thinking about America then and America now. The walking can be hard, but writing about it is always harder.

    Anyway, there's no Internet, or electricity, or running water up there, and not many people either, which is why I go there. So I thought I'd better post this week's blog entry from the comfort of my Comfort Inn in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia tonight, since I won't be able to do it tomorrow.

    Only trouble is, I don't have anything, bookwise, to write about - just seething uncertainties of ideas about Ledyard and the last bit of my dance with him churning beneath the surface in an utterly unpresentable manner.

    So I'm going to link you to a guest blog this week. It's written by my old pal, science fiction writer  Rudy Rucker, AKA "the Godfather of Cyberpunk," about his visit with an old friend of ours named Dick Scheinman. When we knew Dick he was the scion of a lovely, funny, but mostly mainstream Jewish family that lived up in a very nice Bronx neighborhood known as Riverdale. As you will see, he's come a long way since then.

    Rudy's blog is also an excellent example of what a good blog should be. He's been blogging for a long time, and he's one of the masters of the form.

    Here's the link. Enjoy!

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