July 2nd, 2008


[travel] Miscellaneous geopositioning updatery

I guess I’m back on the merry-go-round.

This afternoon, the_child and I are off to the Washington coast (again!) to my parents’ beach house for the holiday weekend. I’ll be doing Day Jobbe work tomorrow, and a whole bunch more drafting on “In the Forests of the Night.”

Back Saturday afternoon, with a day of down time, then I’m off to scenic Omaha next Monday. The following Friday (7/11), I’m heading straight to San Francisco for an Escapement Amazon ] mini book tour.

I’ll be down in Santa Cruz Saturday morning with Rick Kleffel to be a radio talking head on GeekSpeak, 10 am - 11 am. Reading at Borderlands Books in San Francisco Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. Then I’m at SF in SF with Susan Palwick that night at 7 pm. Home Sunday afternoon.
If you’re around the Bay Area, drop by one or more of those events.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.


[links] Link salad for a Wednesday

specficrider and I have another article up at IROSF

A rather nice photo of the_child and the Niece — Courtesy of lillypond.

Biblical Text-Writing May Have Poisoned MonksName of the Rose anyone?

Lost Beatles interview recovered

The joys of research — Sometimes you find the crazy, sometimes the crazy finds you. I turned up this Web site on the mystical and numerological significance of Washington, D.C.’s street layout while reseaching details for “In the Forests of the Night,” my current WIP.

Gold Pill makes your poop glitter for $425 — Mmm…shiny. (Thanks to danjite.)

Astronomers on verge of finding Earth’s twin — A remarkably misleading headline to an interesting story. (Thanks to lt260.)

Unwrapping the chocolate genome — As lt260 says, global warming or no global warming, we shall have chocolate. (Thanks to lt260.)

For the sake of the girl with the beautiful swing — Garrison Keillor on the Bush legacy. (Thanks to my Aunt M.)

Citing Need for Assessments, U.S. Freezes Solar Energy Projects — Drilling in ANWR? You bet! Solar energy plants in the desert? Environmental catastrophe! Your Bush administration energy policy at work. (Thanks to danjite.)

Time in saddle: 0 minutes (still recovering from surgery)
Last night’s weigh-out: n/a
This morning’s weigh-in: 254.8
Currently reading: n/a

The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia Amazon ]

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[personal] Chilling at the beach

the_child and I left Portland amid 90 degree weather, arriving at the beach three hours later in 60 degree weather. My parents served us a fine homemade dinner, after which I collapsed on the couch.

Some Day Jobbe work tomorrow, then family time plus working on “Forests of the Night”, through Saturday. I was going to make a more ambitious blog post about the emotional penalties of cancer, but I’m too damned tired and the bandwidth is very narrow here.

Y’all play nice. I’ll be back around in the morning.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.