Protected: Forest of Fear again

I wasted a good worry. The tent's heat is wonderful! (...if I do say so myself; I bought a catalytic heater.) The noise was much less than I remembered. The guy with the shotgun doesn't seem to be there this year. I stood outside my booth, demonstrated a little sphereplay, and chatted with folks. I had a…

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Protected: Forest of Fear

The Forest of Fear (FoF) is a haunted-house event held in the same location as the NY Ren Faire. Well, almost the same location: they actually use buildings in the parking-lot area. It can be quite cold, especially since I used to work full-time outdoors. This year, though, I'll be working in a tent, and I've already…

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Another Faire season ends

Today was the final day of the 2006 season for the New York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo. I do readings at the Faire. As far as money was concerned, it was a "ho-hum" season for me. The weather ruined a few days, and overall fewer people attended than in previous years. Every once in a while, I…

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Racism is a funny thing

Lately I've been renting Harold Lloyd's films on Netflix. I highly recommend them. Yes, they're silent films, they're in black-and-white (with perhaps some tinting), they're in 4:3 aspect ratio. They're also funnier than a lot of big eye-candy comedies they make these days. There's one aspect to the films that bothers me: the casual racism of that…

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