Curmudgeon's Corner, love, Musing, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Breakup Counseling

Written by Sanford Begley Breakup counseling, should it be a thing? A young couple I know is going through a breakup. Not quite a divorce because they never married and were only together for a few years, but a hell of a lot more than the typical date for a few weeks or months and… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Breakup Counseling

Books, Curmudgeon's Corner, fantasy, Review

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Eyes of a Doll

Written by Sanford Begley I believe I reviewed Rob Howell’s first book A Lake Most Deep earlier. If I didn’t I should have. Howell makes an interesting combination of Noir detectives and Byzantium locations that is funny and straight at the same time. His latest, The Eyes Of A Doll is no exception. I must… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Eyes of a Doll

Books, Curmudgeon's Corner, Musing, writing

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Expectations

Written by Sanford Begley I’m reading the second book by a new author. I won’t tell you who because it doesn’t matter. I have barely started it and am already disappointed. Not because it isn’t a good book, it is so far. And not because it isn’t as well written as the first, actually I… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Expectations

Curmudgeon's Corner, Ethics and Morals, Philosophy, science fiction

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Honor in an Orwellian World

Written by Sanford Begley Originally published at the Otherwhere Gazette in March 2015   Most SF fans believe in honor. How can you read stories about heroes and not? I think we all believe we are honorable, I know I do. We can’t be certain though, we all fall short of our ideals, all we can… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Honor in an Orwellian World

Curmudgeon's Corner, family, love

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Love is… One Man’s Opinion

Written by Sanford Begley In the seventies most papers carried a series of Love Is… cartoons, mostly things like cooking together or sharing a drink, that sort of thing.  All of these were visible things that people in love could do. Sadly, they never really said what love is, just things people in love could… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Love is… One Man’s Opinion

Curmudgeon's Corner, Ethics and Morals, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Vittles an’ Sech

Written by Sanford Begley Vittles, a funny little word I have seldom heard in real life.When I have heard it, it has been used to evoke a certain type of ignorant redneck hillbilly, or to mock the stereotype. I probably haven’t heard it more than a few dozen times total outside of an old sitcom… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Vittles an’ Sech

Curmudgeon's Corner, Ethics and Morals, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: BFP War Party

This Blast from the Past was originally published in September 2012 at Classical Values. The War Party by Sanford Begley I’ve been listening to both sides since 9/11/01. There is a group who want to go to war with Islam, a group who want to ignore it and hope it goes away, and a group… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: BFP War Party

Curmudgeon's Corner, Ethics and Morals, family, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Are You Man Enough?

Written by Sanford Begley Are you man enough? I went to the barber today. New shop, my old barber retired. So the barber was making conversation. He asked me what kind of mileage I got. What he really wanted to know was why I was driving a girlie car. You see, I got a good… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Are You Man Enough?

Curmudgeon's Corner, family, Philosophy

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Take the Time

Written by Sanford Begley I sit here still sated from a marvelous meal. We got a wild hair after doing laundry and went to our favorite Korean restaurant. It is a nice place, and the prices are reasonable. The food is marvelous, so marvelous in fact that I have blogged a review of this place… Read More Curmudgeon’s Corner: Take the Time