Tracy S. Morris

Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

Archive for the 'Monday Musing' Category

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s Christmastime. One of my favorite movies is It’s a Wonderful Life. The protagonist, George Bailey is at the end of his rope. He’s decided that everyone is better off without him.  George gets a glimpse of what life would be like if he’d never have been born. He sees all the lives that he’d […]

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A Breakdown of Network Programming: Or, why I don’t watch much TV

I was one of those kids who grew up with a TV on in the house all the time.  So I remember things most people my age don’t, like Carter being president. So it’s a little surprising that I don’t watch TV.  Not much anyway (if you wave a Marvel superhero in front of me, […]

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They’ve Given Wonder Woman Back Her Pants.  Pop Some Popcorn and Let’s Enjoy the Fanboy Rage.

It looks like Wonder Woman is getting yet another new costume change.   But not everyone is happy about things.  Some comics creators are out there giving us their humble opinions about why the costume dosen’t work for them. First up: J Scott Campbell, who wrote: “I  gotta say, shoulder pads, especially big bulky metal ones […]

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We’ve Lost the Mark Twain of our Time.

My Facebook feed is blowing up with memorials to Terry Pratchett (or Sir PTerry as his fans like to call him.) Unsurprising, since I know a lot of fantasy and scifi authors. Many stories are recycling some of his best quotes. They remind me of things Will Rogers, Mark Twain and Ben Franklin said. I […]

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It’s Groundhog Day! It’s Groundhog Day! It’s Groundhog Day!

So today is that American holiday where we all gather around the TV set and watch Bill Murray repeat the same day over and over until he learns to play the piano and build Ice sculptures to win the woman of his dreams. Just kidding. Sorta. When I was a kid, I learned that Groundhog […]

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Blame it on Nancy Drew

We had some kind of reading challenge in second grade, so I picked an easy reader from the library. One of those thin books with lots of pictures. I don’t even remember what it was.  Clifford?  The Berenstain Bears?  Anyhoo, My teacher suggested that I put it back.  She told me that I ought to […]

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I’m The Slayer, Ask Me How!

I decided not to delete my Livejournal account.  It’s not like I’m paying for it anyway, and apparently some people out there read it.  Then again, I never got around to deleting my Myspace account either. But that’s not what I want to write about today.  Instead, file this under “things I really should have […]

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A Modest Proposal: or Give Me My Ponies and Cake.

So Lynn Shepherd thinks JK Rowling should stop writing because she is taking all the readers from the rest of us. I personally think that a rising tide raises all ships, and Rowling is the one who brought the wave machine. But for the sake of argument, I’ll take Shepherd’s position a step further. I […]

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Your Friends Aren’t Going To Publish You

I have some writer friends (who shall remain nameless) who have had problems off and on for years with a creeper/fan. This person’s (let’s call him voldemort, again because he who will not be named) behavior crosses the line into stalking – partially because voldemort has the mistaken belief that if he could just make […]

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“Nesting” in the writerly sense.

They say that new moms go through a nesting phase of pregnancy. It’s that point somewhere in the end of the pregnancy where the baby is on the way, and the mom looks around at her home and thinks I can’t bring my kid home to this! Then there is usually a lot of cleaning […]

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