March 3rd, 2009


[links] Link salad flies through the sky like an eagle in the eye

Flash review of Flash Fiction Online — Heh. I like what the reviewer says about my story "Golden Pepper".

The Fix reviews Lone Star Stories 31, including my short story, "On the Human Plan".

The first episode of Shadow Unit season two is out there — And you know you want to read it.

Khoda — 100% hand painted animated short film

Pantalaine: Provisioners of America's finest plural clothing — Uh huh. (Thanks to scarlettina.)

Tips for William the Conqueror fanboysLanguage Log on time travel and (duh) language. With links!

What Do Truckers Have to Do With Country Music, Food Prices, and Politics? — More from Freakonomics.

Facing Counterfeiting Crackdown, Beijing Vendors Fight Back — Globalism and intellectual property collide. (Thanks to my dad.)

?otD: Which witch is which?

Body movement: 75 minute urban walk (up Twin Peaks, with bonus skunk action!)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (travel day)
Currently reading: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville; Black Blade Blues by John Pitts

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[personal|writing] Miscellaneous updatery

Went out walking at 4 am, from the bottom of Cole Valley to the top of Twin Peaks. Yowza is that some hill work. This part of San Francisco is very different from my part of Portland. Met a skunk coming back down Twin Peaks. She and I had the same ideas about where to go next, and a little sarabande ensued on the darkened roadway as our mutual see-and-avoid routines went into flipping pig mode. No greater mishap occurred, thank Ghu.

Also, I thought of a rather elegant title for a piece of short military SF. So elegant I can't think it hasn't already been used, but I've never seen it, either.

In other news, calendula_witch is rather nicely moved in, given what amounts to all of two days' effort. Unless something urgent crops up today, after the Day Jobbe I'm going to commence the Tourbillon revisions, which I need to have done by the end of March. So this does seem like a good time to start them.

Some social stuff tonight, here tomorrow, then onward to Greater Portlandia and Nuevo Rancho Lake tomorrow evening. Y'all play nice til I get back.

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