August 30th, 2009


[links] Link salad gropes its way into Sunday morning, gets slapped

Sacramento Book Review likes Green Powell's | Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble | Borders ]

The New Yorker on "Seven Essential Fantasy Reads" — Which I found via this blog post from Dazed Rambling with some alternative recommendations, including my own Trial of Flowers Powell's | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles | Borders ].

Holey Smokestack: 1865Shorpy with an odd bit of American naval history.

The Burden of Debt — Paul Krugman continues to be smart about the deficit.

The Edge of the American West on conservative accusations of liberal "royalism" — Ummm...Bush? Anyone? Once again the conservative mindset betrays itself spectacularly.

?otD: Do zombies experience tooth decay?

Body movement: 30 minute stationary bike ride
Hours slept: 6.25
This morning's weigh-in: 232.4
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine; Acacia by David Anthony Durham

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[personal] Housekeeping note

So, in the chaos of cancer stuff and general weirdness this summer, I think I may have lost track of a few things. If you were expecting something in the mail from me (books, a blurb, a letter, chocolate, small unmarked bills, etc.) or you've invited me to submit a story to your market and I said I would but did not, please remind me via email. Because right now, I think I'm all caught up, but I'm pretty sure I'm wrong.

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[photos] The Child takes a trip to Mount St. Helens

Today, the_child took a trip to Mount St. Helens with her grandmother (tillyjane), her cousin (the Niece) and her aunt (lillypond). Kids and grandmother took the train north, where my sister met them by car and they went up to the visitors' center. She took the good camera, and Collapse )

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

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