June 12th, 2009


[links] Link salad winds up another work week

The Green photo contest [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Entries are due today!

Green readings and signings: [ jlake.com | LiveJournal ] — Including Powell's Cedar Hills here in the Portland area, this evening. Dinner at 5 at the McMenamin's in the north end of the Cedar Hills parking lot, reading at 7.

A profile of me in The Oregonian

Don't Marry a Writer — Ta-Nehisi Coates on the perils of research (and the military stylings of U.S. Grant).

An Example Remembered — A bookseller talks about the characters in their store. Moving and lovely.

Over the Hedge on dating, the perils thereof, and zombies

And a Dog Named and Gyp: 1922Shorpy with a classic automotive photo for all you dog lovers.

Animal, human statues found in Burnt City — Some cool archaeology news. I love the last bit, about what they've found there. (Snurched righteously from e_bourne.)

Radioactive wasp nests at Hanford — Run for your lives! (Thanks to corwynofamber and thecrimsony.)

?otD: How do you whack an immortal, malignant mole?

Body movement: 30 minute ride on stationary bike, 10 minutes of stretching and meditation
This morning's weigh-in: 217.0
Currently reading: The Hallowed Hunt by Lois McMaster Bujold

Originally published at jlake.com.


[cancer] Like a coral reef

It builds like a coral reef in my head. Fear, alienation, love, kindness, brute chance, sweet coincidence. Everything is a question now. How many more books will I write? Three? Thirty? How many more years? What do I do differently? What if it's all a false alarm?

Still sleeping through the night, so it can't be that bad yet down in my plumbing. But I can see the castles a-building at the borders of my inner night.

Originally published at jlake.com.