Thursday, September 30, 2010

Woody Hazelbaker's World continues

Ch. 2's installment now up at, a bit early thanks to an unexpected trip out of town this weekend.  Back by Sunday night (and next week's new Links of the Week will go up then).

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Explore Woody Hazelbaker's World

Starting September 24th, and succeeding Fridays, a weekly rolling visit to the times, settings, and hero's woes in my forthcoming BSI novel Baker Street Irregular -- go to the website's Novel page at

Friday, September 17, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

How different "Baker Street Irregular behavior" lost us The Players

A bit of magic, as it were, and Poof! -- the BSI dinner vanished forever from The Players, ancient club of William Gillette, Frederic Dorr Steele, and quite a few other Irregulars, at

(Not to mention other scandalous bohemian matters at the Editor's Gas-Bag.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

"The March of Time" this Sunday (Sept. 5th)

Some will remember the “March of Time” documentary news features shown regularly in American movie theaters between the mid 1930s and early 1950s, and those who don’t have an historical treat in store when Turner Classic Movies airs a four-hour marathon of them this Sunday night. New York Times coverage of the event is here, and TCM’s own story here. Four hours is a heavy dose at one sitting, but one can record the entire thing for more than a few watchings.

    Back in 1994, at the BSI Cocktail Party on Saturday, January 8th, Clint Gould and I performed a “The March of Time” parody based on the BSI Archival History to that point (three volumes had been published by then), and I will post it on the website this Sunday. Check the website's Welcome or Editor's Gas-Bag pages for the link.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Did Bill Rabe ever ascend Holmes Peak?

I don't know the answer to that, but memories of both "Colonel Warburton's Madness" and Holmes Peak with Richard Warner ("High Tor") as its Head Sherpla are accumulating at