I was going through my site stats today and under yesterday’s referrers I see I was visited by a place called ralafferty.org. Specifically it was http://www.ralafferty.org/fans/. It is a site dedicated to all things Lafferty (that would R.A. Lafferty, to you, bub). And under its fans page my site is listed (under the English column, 8th site down… there you go).
About as close as I’ve come to fame, ha ha!
I realize I’ve written several pieces on Lafferty (of little value in my opinion) but I don’t think I should be on there (read prior parenthetical remark for the reason).
Also, I am nobody. And I do not say that self pityingly or with a false sense of humility. As my life stands right now I am a former high school drop out, ex-burger flipper turned bartender (I am pretty good at that) who writes science fiction as fast as a constipated duck with high blood pressure shits. Quack!
Jesus, it took me from 1994 to 2014 to quit cigarettes (I have gone long enough now to be comfortable in saying I do not smoke). I probably failed 3000 times if not more. And you all didn’t get a lightbulb out of those failures!
I play the guitar worse now than when I was 16 and I practice more now than I did then!
If you want a really good site from a Lafferty fan (I am a fan, a BIG one) go here for that. And apologies to Mr. Petersen for my site being higher on the list than his.