February 18th, 2009

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[links] Link salad is a friend of Mr. Cairo

hollyking reacts to Escapement Powell's | Amazon ]

Undeliverable: 1925Shorpy with a photo which is strange and sad on many levels.

The South Pole Telescope — Which I learned about from Centauri Dreams in this article, with an intensely cool accompanying photo.

Reckless driving on the Internet — How someone broke the Internet. (Thanks to lillypond.)

French sub unaware it rammed Royal Navy vessel in mid-Atlantic nuclear crash — Now that's what I call safety. (Snurched from Gizmodo.)

Obama's Elf — Kill me now. (But wait til I'm done laughing.)

Cheney and the Goat Devil — Maureen Dowd on a falling out among thieves.

?otD: Did you see in the morning light?




2/18/2009
Body movement: 45 minute stationary bike ride
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Passion Play by Beth Bernobich

Originally published at jlake.com.

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[books] Green and Greener

The last few days I've been thinking about a sequel to Green. I believe I'll make some story notes, and probably write a synopsis, before I get on to the revision Tourbillon at the beginning of March. I know the new title (for now): Endurance. I have the opening scene in my head, which means Fred is gnawing on it. Putting words to paper will let me get on to other things, while giving the ideas a chance to digest and be socialized among them what needs to know.

So properly, I suppose this post should be entitled Green and Endurance. More to come, and maybe even a WIP, if I wax sufficiently poetic.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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[personal] Siiiiiiiiiick

Last time I was in Omaha, I came down with an upper respiratory infection.

Guess what?

It's actually a fairly trivial sniffle, but with just enough post-nasal drip to render sleep damned near impossible. I keep waking up choking, or feeling like I need to throw up. So the last two nights have not been made of win. I think I'm going to have to stand down when I get home and spend the weekend on the couch. Grr.

This is also interfering with writing and writing related program activities. Double grr.

Originally published at jlake.com.