February 18th, 2008


[links] Link salad for a Monday

A video trailer for the anthology Paper Cities small>[ Powell's | Amazon ]</small> — My story "Promises" is there, part of the City Imperishable continuity (along with The Soul Bottles".

shadowhelm with a reveiw of Mainspring Powell's | Amazon | Audible ]

Tor Books to offer social networking, original short fiction and nonfiction online

scalzi on the SFWA elections

Full Bodied: Two hot fat chicks on wine and other good things in life. — (Thanks to lt260.)

Language Log on The Secret History of the English Language — This is just bizarre. If April 1 had just passed, I would assume an April Fool's joke, but apparently people are serious about this book, which asserts that French is derived from English and Latin is derived from Italian.

The Dumbing Of America — Anti-intellectualism and anti-rationalism in America. Evolution denialism seems to a prime vector of this trend, as does the conservative movement, at least as exemplified by its titular leader for the past eight years, a man who is quite proud of his limited thinking.

Time in saddle: 0 minutes — Vigorous 20 minute walk at the airport instead
Last night's weigh-out: 277.8 (I had a fair amount of ice cream yesterday)
This morning's weigh-in: 274.6
Not with me at the airport Currently reading: The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image, by Leonard Shlain Powell's | Amazon ]

[writing] Progriss riport

Edited 23 pages of Madness of Flowers today. I had hoped for more, but wound up sleeping part of the flight this morning. We had a substantial work dinner tonight, and even though I ate carefully, I am sure it blew my diet utterly. No scale here.

Flying home tomorrow night.