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January 28, 2014

Take a Sec to Nominate Dave-o's Fiction for Stuff!

(Yet another lil repost from the Snip, Burn, Solder Blog)...

December 20, 2013

Dave-o has a Newsletter--A NEWSLETTER!?! OMFG: NEEEEEEWS LETTTTTTTTER!!! (plz subscribe)

Hey Kids, David Erik Nelson (me!)--one of the original Poor...

On Micro-agression and Macro-depression and Xmas/Xanukah (with bonus tracks!!!)

(This is a repost from my Snip, Burn, Solder Blog)...

November 27, 2013

Miss America, the Craft of Showing Up, and Doing THE JOB

(This is yet another repost from my Snip, Burn, Solder...

November 07, 2013

Dave-o's story "The New Guys Always Work Overtime" Dominates StarShipSofa Podcast No. 312

My story "The New Guys Always Work Overtime" (which debuted...

August 30, 2013

Poor Mojo's Almanac(k) Classic issue #106 (published October 31, 2002) "Using colons correctly."

So, we first ran this issue of PMjA in 2002...

May 30, 2013

On vacation

Regular posting will resume next week.

April 23, 2013

How the Textbooks Get Made (or "The Writer's Life for Me")

I continue to write a monthly column for the Ann...

March 31, 2013

Please Consider Donating

Short version: I've been doing this here Newswire thing for nearly ten years now. If you enjoy the Newswire and would like to continue to see the kinds of news and oddities we bring to you here, please consider donating at the button below. It's a recession. Times are tough for everyone. And honestly without some funding the updates to this here bloggity thing are going to have to take a backseat to more paying work. This is the first time in ten years I've ever asked for money. It's not a thing I like doing or really am even comfortable doing. If you can't afford to donate or don't want to, that's cool. It's been extremely fun to do this thing for the last decade. I've met a lot of great people and had an excuse to read far more news articles than is good for me. Somehow I've managed to retain my cheer and panache while also seeking out some of the most depressing stories on the internet. This is not a death knell for the Newswire. This isn't going away until Google takes away the keys to the internet. But hey, I'm poor. I have a kid to feed and doctors to pay off. I figure asking y'all for a little help once every ten years isn't too bad a thing.
(Note: this will stay at the top of the page all week then go away for ever and ever.)

March 29, 2013

Poor Mojo's Almanac(k) Classic issue #403 (published October 9, 2008): "More insights per pound than the Bible."

Poor Mojo's Almanac(k) Classic issue #403 (published October 9,...

January 07, 2013

Dave-o Has a Story in the Current Asimov's!

"Table of Contents" - Asimovs What with all the...

December 25, 2012

On Vacation!

Blogging will resume in 2013. Have a happy holiday of your choosing everyone. Please realize that everyone you talk to is a person who is also probably having a pretty stressful year. Don't be a jerk. Share some love. And don't under any circumstances shoot anyone.

December 18, 2012

Poor Mojo's Best of 2012: The Year In Review

I've always meant to do one of these lists. I mean I always enjoy reading other people's annual roundups even if I do often vehemently disagree with what ends up on those lists. Decades ago people had so few choices when it came to entertainment. Books have always been here but now they fight for brainspace with podcasts and cinema and comic books and video games and social media and the golden age of television. You could read every day of your life and still not get through all the greatest books ever written. When you add in all the incredible tv and journalism and games and everything else, well, you have to pick your battles. This is why best-of lists are important. This is why reviews are important. It takes effort to filter through all of the dross to find the art and entertainment that is worth your time. And time is the one thing you have less of every year, not to get morbid, but this is how it goes. Finding time for entertainment gets harder every year. Best to spend it well.

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