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It's supposed to reach the upper nineties today. Our air conditioning consists of a couple fans and the trees around the house. First thing this morning, when I started work, I discovered that last evening's apparently unremarkable word procesor crash had reduced an important table to a page full of unsorted numbers. Just as I finished making sense of it, my ailing computer went out like a light. I tried to reboot but the box exhibited no signs of life. Before panic set in I unplugged and replugged the power cord. Success!

But my heart's still racing. And it's making me hot. I'm whipped already. Write a blog? You've got to be kidding. Luckily, a few weeks ago I wrote something for Dave Burton's Pixel. Dave writes:

This issue features Eric Mayer's "Notes From Byzantium" column (on doctors and murderous hamsters); Lee Lavells' "Much Nothings About Ado" (what's wrong with our schools by a teacher of nearly 40 years); "Thoughts While Dwelling" by Dave Locke, recalling the joys of apartment living; Chris Garcia's "Found In Collection" column, this time about AMRA and tracking down some obscure donations; Ted White's "Whither Fandom" column, which covers a variety of topics including fanzine collecting (or accumulating), Mike Glicksohn's 70s zine, ENERGUMEN, Elmer Perdue, and the origin of the phrase "pub my ish"; Peter Sullivan's fanzine review column; a brief Tom-Swift style yarn by Jim Lavell (detailing one of the adventures of the three "Indianapolis Daves" ca. 1970); and the lettercolumn. Original artwork by Brad Foster and Kyle Hinton.

It can be downloaded from
File size is approximately 555K.

Of course if it's as sweltering where you are as it is here you probably don't feel like reading anyway.

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