Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
Acts of God
Plus Insane Clown Posse : "Miracles"

I was just outside – and I did not see speck one of volcanic ash. Nonetheless, UK airspace is closed. On the day this dispatch is dated, we will either be flying into JFK in NYC; or we won't. But it's hard to argue with God. Or even with a volcano.

In thematically related news, I'm glad to see that Insane Clown Posse is getting some serious sociological and artistic commentary, in Slate. Many years ago, I told Matt that I really loved ICP. And he said, "Only pierced, addled fourteen-year-old boys listen to Insane Clown Posse." To which I rejoindered, pithily I thought: "Pierced, addled fourteen-year-old boys . . . and me."

In the spirit of acts of God, here's the new ICP video, "Miracles." The Slate reviewer describes it this way: "Imagine Wordsworth gone rock-rap, dropping f-bombs aplenty in praise of the natural sublime." Uplifting really – perhaps that much more so, coming as it does from the ole hatchet-swingers. Enjoy.

( And if you want some more vintage, classic ICP – mine and many other's first exposure to them – I'm going to wuss out short of embedding it, but here ya go. Viewer discretion, totally and utterly needless to point out, advised. )

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Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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