Category Archives: Non-Fiction

“And Now, Folks, It’s Sock-It-To-Me-Time” (Almost!) Laugh-In’s First episode—–recalled by Jeff Baker, November 4th, 2022.

“And Now Folks, It’s Sock It To Me Time! (Almost!)” by Jeff Baker The first official episode of “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In” aired on NBC on January 22, 1968. Airing just a few months after the pilot was shown in … Continue reading

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Hanging On; a Progress Report from Jeff Baker. June 23, 2022

Hanging On; a Progress Report by Jeff Baker A while back, when I started posting these reports my intention was to keep those regular readers informed on what I’m writing/doing. And lately, as of June 2022, that hasn’t been a … Continue reading

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Remembering the Snow of ’83, as told in the Vantage by Jeff Baker (February 18, 2022)

The Snow of 1983 a Tale of Three Days by Jeff Baker Note: This was originally published in The Vantage following a campus-closing snowstorm in January 1983. I present it here with only slight alteration for clarity nearly forty years … Continue reading

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Sounds of a Kansas Summer, by Jeff Baker. September 8, 2021.

Sound of a Kansas Summer by Jeff Baker They are the background noise to the crickets, the fireworks and the other sounds of summer. The loud, whirring almost metallic noise is familiar to nearly every Kansan, but the details might … Continue reading

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A Penumbral Eclipse and a Pizza, by Jeff Baker

  As I write this it’s the evening of July 4th, 2020. There’s a penumbral lunar eclipse in about three-and-a-half hours. That’s an eclipse where the moon only skims the outer shadow of the Earth and very little noticeable shading … Continue reading

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Farewell to the ‘teens…

                                         A Farewell to the Teens By Jeff Baker   As I write this it is just past three A.M. on … Continue reading

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Wise Words From “The Writer,” (the magazine, not me. Jeff Baker, February 4, 2019.)

                             Short Words From The Writer                                                 By Jeff Baker                            I got a small stack of back-issues of “The … Continue reading

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My Latest Publication! Lambda Literary!

My latest publication is a review of the final “Wilde Stories” in Lambda Literary. This yearly anthology series only got better. Here’s the link to the article:

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