Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
2007.01.20 : Mirror on the Soul
Plus Direly Random Smack: S1Ws vs SW3s
And Also A Bit on Blenders

"The wing of melancholia flicks at me today, perhaps because I have learnt nothing new here, perhaps because of my bad night, perhaps because of my dreams."
- Graham Greene, Congo journal

S1Ws versus SW3s

(And if you get this . . . that pretty much makes me and you, on the entire planet.)

At 21:22 31/01/2007, michael stephen fuchs wrote:
> Mainly, actually, I live on these enormous fruit-and-soya
> frappes. Live on. As in no day complete. It's like an
> emotional need at this point. I go through blenders like
> other people go through trainers. No, more quickly than that.
> I've literally run 8 or 12 blenders into the ground in my
> career. I'm talking broken blades. Stripped rotors. Cracked
> pitchers. And, most vividly and surprisingly commonly, actual
> smoke coming from the motor out of the housing. Smoke. I burn
> blenders out. Seemingly no matter how much I pay for them.
> Just right here beside me I've got a 60 Kenwood Smoothie
> Pro. The Pro model. It's got a 700w motor. It's got a 2-litre
> jug. It's all glass and steel. And now it's got a completely
> stripped blade/base unit. And I bought it last month. I
> confess this is irregular, and I'm kind of pissed off about
> it. This one's so flash, I'm going to go to the trouble of
> getting a replacement part for it. But, probably totally
> needless to say, I had to stop the gap: Up on the counter
> I've got a 450-watt Russell Hobbs Simply Smoothie device.
> Kind of crap really: loud, underpowered, plastic jug. But I
> suppose it will do as a back-up. I ran out and bought it
> 9 minutes before the ironmonger closed on a Sunday night.

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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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