September 8th, 2009


[links] Link salad slogs into another work week

Stories from the Flash Fiction Open Round [ | LiveJournal ] — Celebrity judges are reading this week to winnow finalists, watch next Monday for further developments. In the mean time, check out the stories!

How Old Are You In Writer Years? Heres the Formulajeffvandermeer with some critical information.

Dean Wesley Smith on the myth of the rewrite

scott_lynch is touched by a crazy person — Funny, mostly.

World Sky Race — I have no idea how real this is, but it's certainly cool. (Thanks to matthewsrotundo.)

Circular Reasoning — An interactive brain-teaser at the New York Times. (Via A Tiny Revolution.)

American Nuclear Reactors for Dubai, Iran's Best Friend — More than I ever knew about Dubai. Interesting stuff.

Gay marriage discussions here [ | LiveJournal ] and here [ | LiveJournal ] — Some (mostly) civil discourse in comments, including good stuff I need to respond to today or tomorrow. If arguing politics and culture is a club sport for you, go check out the comment streams.

?otD: Milk or cookies? Show your work.

Body movement: 60 minute urban walk (San Francisco hills!)
Hours slept: 5.75
This morning's weigh-in: 228.5
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine; Acacia by David Anthony Durham

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[photos] Your Tuesday moment of zen

Your Tuesday moment of zen.


Photographed by me at the Long Beach Peninsula, Washington State. (And yes, these signs are all over the place in the Pacific Northwest.)

© 2006, 2009 by Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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[personal] Miscellaneous updatery, a WIP, and a poem

Good weekend here in San Francisco. calendula_witch and I saw District 9 [ | LiveJournal ], cooked for each other several times (mmm, fava bean risotto), had a lovely dinner with the_ogre, got lots of word count in and general did couple bonding things.

I walked Twin Peaks this morning again, and saw absolutely no wildlife, but did manage to compose Collapse )

Her wordcount was on Our Lady of the Islands, mine on a short story called "Torquing Vacuum" that I'm writing for the heck of it. Blue collar SF set in the Sunspin continuity. Collapse )

Flying back to Portland this afternoon. calendula_witch will be heading up there late next week, so I won't have to miss her for too long.

Onward through the day.

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