New BC column is up here. Not one of my best but it was written the day after my surgery, hopped up on painkillers. No, sadly, that doesn’t mean it resembles a PKD short story, just some musings on tattoos.

The BC editor has also seen fit to publish a letter that was posted here as a comment in response to a previous column and blog post, in which the writer called me a “pedantic, white trash pseudo-intellectual bigot spouting hate-speech.” I did not respond to the comment online here because I thought the writer was clearly a deranged troglodyte. Since it was going to be in print I wrote a short paragraph that runs under the letter in the magazine.