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October 21, 2011



As much as I love steam-table egg rolls, I can't recommend the Chinese buffet for you at this point. Weakened judgment and congealed chow fun are a terrible combination.


What kinda second rate sick bay leaves a patient, even a furry patient, without his covers, leaves him with BEAR feet...that's what I wanna know!

Hey, I woulda voted you read DEVILS NEST next, but if it's between me and the Berenstain Bears, well, I'm content to bide my time.

Feel better soon!

J. Steven York

Hey, man, feel better soon, and be careful which end you let them put the thermometer in.


Good advice, Daisy. Fortunately, the Chinese buffet didn't win. The pea soup was yummy -- and didn't come back up Linda Blair-style.

You forgot a ba-da-BING!!! for your bear feet joke, Rich! Or maybe a wokka-wokka-wokka would've been better. I'm afraid the Berenstain Bears are indeed beating out Devils Nest at the moment, but have no fear. It'll only take me a couple weeks to get through The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist. (I told you guys I was a slow reader.)

And don't worry, Steve. They put the thermometer under my tongue. Too bad it was a meat thermometer, though....

patricia markovich

off topic: just found your blog. Yes, love the Sherlockian brothers but my FAVORITE was your short story several yrs ago in Ellery Queen Mag. abt. a man on an island. Can only remember laughing so hard, I nearly fell out of bed.

For yrs. looked for a book length but never found one & gave up.

Alas, the old issue has long gone to recycling. Would love to be reminded of this star character.


Hey, Patricia -- thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately, I don't think I can help you track down the story in question. I don't think I wrote it! I can't think of anything I've written that involved "a man on an island" (unless by "an island" you mean England, and I doubt that's the case). I bet if you were to post something on the EQMM/AHMM readers' forum, someone could help you out. The forum's offline at the moment, but should be available again soon:


Steven T.

Geez, I was just about to ask when you were planning to republish that "man on an island" story. It was a riot! Oh well...


Hey there, Steven "Precinct Puerto Rico" Torres! You've written stories about men on an island. Any chance Patricia was thinking of you?

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