Author Archives: Michael Merriam
Where I will be this weekend at MarsCon. As always, things can change quickly. Friday, March 3: 5:00-5:50 p.m., Krushenko’s. Panel: Anne McCaffrey and the Dragons of Pern Posthumous GOH Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011) produced a large and diverse body of … Continue reading
I want to talk with you more about my previous post concerning the homeless couple having sex in the Uptown Transit Station. Yes, the story was amusing. Yes, the story had a WOW! factor. Yes, the story was a bit … Continue reading
I enter Uptown Transit Station and discover what appears to be a homeless couple having sex on–and wrapped up in–a pile of old coats and rags on the floor of the transit center. Nearby is a large backpack, a pair … Continue reading
I climb aboard the #17 at Uptown Station. We’re sitting there stopped because the bus is running early and as we wait, a man in his twenties climbs aboard, does that thing where he starts going through all his pockets … Continue reading
Despite everything, I still managed to make a little art in 2016. Here is the round-up for posterity, if posterity was to really care. Theatre Performance: “Unsafe at Any Speed.” Five performances of my one-man show as part of Minnesota … Continue reading
So I did this podcast with Phillip Andrew Bennett Low and Ben San Del. We might have had a little too much Canadian Bourbon and a little too much fun. This podcast is definitely Not Safe For Work. Listen Here!
Here is the video of my performance at the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers Word Brew event at Acadia Cafe on November 20th, 2016. Enjoy!
At the end of this last election, I found myself feeling like King Theoden watching the Orc army laying siege at Helmsdeep. There he is, tired, shocked, his squire strapping him into his armor, and all he can think is, … Continue reading
This is the time of day when I typically try to write. I’ve finished my medical billing work for the day, I have the place to myself, and I’ve finished as much housework as I can stand. I’m mostly ready … Continue reading