New Moon Afterword

November 17, 2015

Afterword   New Moon has had a serpentine prepublication history—thirty-six years in all, from its first words in 1960 to its appearance as a published book in 1996, though it spent almost two-thirds of that time, 1964 to 1986, in hibernation. As readers know, I began the book in creative-writing class in October 1960, the […]

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Writing the Night Sky

July 30, 2015

Richard Grossinger Writing The Night Sky   I began The Night Sky in 1979 and finished it in 2014, but that is misleading because it was published twice in between (in 1981 and 1988) and then I did not work on it after editing the 1988 edition until 2012. Yet it is an authentic thirty-five-year […]

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Selected Facebook Posts through 2017

June 22, 2015

  I have not saved older posts except a few scattered ones that ended up in baseball notes. This is what I was able to salvage before beginning a current thread.   June 17, 2013 I’m not as much a follower of baseball or the Mets as I once was. It’s not that the team […]

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Typos and Corrections to The Night Sky 2014 edition

January 30, 2015

Corrections to The Night Sky   Page 8, first line after symbol break, fourth word, change “classfied” to “classified”   Page 143, line 2, change “pit” to “celestial pit”   Page 199, line 8, change “creature” to “perturbation”   Page 211, 2 lines up, add comma after “way”: way, except   Page 223, 5 lines […]

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Driving the Labyrinth from Berkeley, California, to Maine: June/August 2014

July 4, 2014

Driving the Labyrinth When we set out on a road trip from Berkeley, California, to Portland, Maine, in late June 2014, I hadn’t given a thought to keeping a journal or posting a blog. The driving and logistics seemed arduous enough. We had last driven cross-country in 1979 or 1980 in our mid-thirties—I’ll call it […]

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