Author Archives: The Loveshade Family

The Gathering at the Grove 2021

Yes, this year the Gathering at the Grove is on! Last year’s gathering, which was to be called “The Slack Gathering,” was cancelled. This was due to a certain contagious disease that rhymes with “OVID mine-mean.” We were concerned that … Continue reading

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Order of the Pineapple 2021: Robert Newport and Monty Python

The 2021 winners of the Order of the Pineapple have been announced! (As usual, this is awarded once a year on January 18 aka Pat Pineapple Day). The honorees for 2021 are Dr. Robert Newport (Brother Hypocrates Magoun) and Monty … Continue reading

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2020 … The Year We Came To See

A New Year’s Poem And Prayer By John DeProspo 2020, the year we came to see How divided a nation we’ve come to be Is this the end of a once great nation Or was the year an aberration? 2020, … Continue reading

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The Loveshade Family End of the Year 2020

As we did last year, this is highlights from our various lives. (And yes, Virginia, some of us are actually real, flesh-and-blood people!) FAMILY MEMBERS Alden Loveshade: I had a story and some articles published, have a few books I … Continue reading

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Order of the Pineapple 2020: Michael E. Brown and Robert Shea

EDIT: Some people apparently had trouble posting on this and possibly other blog entries. Sorry about that, but we think we have the problem fixed. The 2020 winners of the Order of the Pineapple have been announced! (This is only … Continue reading

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Alden Loveshade: Why Wait Til I’m Dead Again

Three years after its original posting, we’re reopening comments for Alden Loveshade’s “Why Wait Til I’m Dead?” post of three years ago this month. Alden asks that, rather than wait until the funeral to say what you want to say, … Continue reading

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The Loveshade Family End of the Year 2019

Alden Loveshade posted his end of the year letter, but we decided Alden didn’t possess a year-end monopoly, so more of us decided to get in on the fun. So this is highlights from our various lives (although some people … Continue reading

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What if the Bad Guys Had Won?

“What if the Bad Guys Had Won?” Guest post by Deby Fredericks That question is the basis for my high fantasy novella series, Minstrels of Skaythe. Three hundred years ago, the cruel mage Dar-Gothull seized power after taking down his … Continue reading

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Stop Funding Department of Homeland Security Abuse

Sometimes the only way to stop a person or organization from perpetuating abuse is to hit them where it hurts–in their pocketbook. It’s no secret that the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), largely through its agencies*, has been … Continue reading

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Woodstock on the Moon Landing

Woodstock on the Moon was go! The Gathering at the Grove III was held in celebration of two of the biggest events of 50 years ago: An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music AKA Woodstock, and the Apollo … Continue reading

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