September 17th, 2009


[links] Link salad takes a right at the light, heads on until night

Don't forget to vote in the Flash Fiction Open contest: [ | LiveJournal ]

Shaun Farrell comments on my recent podcast interview with Mur Lafferty

Google's Schmidt on Google Books settlement — Basically, "tough shit", is how I read this. (Via @LAGilman.)

20 most bizarre Craigslist adverts of all time

Centauri Dreams with more on light craft

Dreams of a Lunar ObservatoryIf you could build an observatory on the Moon, what would you look for? Cheese?

One, Two, Three, ManyScrivener's Error asks some smart questions about electoral districting, does not supply answers.

Conservative Politics Disguised As Religion — Ah, the Presidential Prayer Team. Hey, conservative America, those religious convictions not so strong when you find yourself praying for a black man? Racism much?

?otD: Who made Go-Kart Mozart's weather charts, anyway?

Body movement: 60 minute suburban walk
Hours slept: 5.5
This morning's weigh-in: 231.8
Currently reading: The Real Wizard of Oz by Rebecca Loncraine

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[calendula] She's on her way here

Well,calendula_witch is leaving the Witchnest this morning — about now, in fact — to make the drive to Oregon. She'll be here for about ten days, during which time we'll make davidlevine's coast writing retreat (along with the lovely and talented zellandyne, who's currently visiting as well), do a bunch of homebody/couple stuff, and hit Foolscap. I can't wait to see her.


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[personal] Miscellaneous updatery

A few notes of potential interest:

The voting poll for the Flash Fiction Open contest [ | LiveJournal ] will close Sunday night or Monday.

This is part because I will be mostly or fully off the grid from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening. calendula_witch and I are going to a writing retreat on the coast with a cast of 2/3-dozen. (She'll be here tonight. Yay!) davidlevine and kateyule are our hosts, and we're taking zellandyne with us in the Genre car.

Likewise, due to prep for the weekend, no writing got done yesterday. As I am camp cook at the retreat, likely no writing will get done tomorrow. I do plan to make up for these deficiencies over the weekend.

In the mean time, amuse yourself with this photoset of the Scholes babies. And of course, expect light to non-existent blogging through most of the weekend.

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