October 1st, 2009


[links] Link salad mumbles into October

Hey There Cthulu — A tribute music video. (Thanks to martang.)

Sidewinder: 1890Shorpy with a stunning Mexican railroad photo.

Heliospheric Crossings (and the Consequences)Centauri Dreams on the new solar system. How messy it doth grow.

Balko on Absolute Prosecutorial Immunity — Huh? I hope some of the legal professionals who read my blog will comment on this, because I find it appalling, and I wonder if I'm misunderstanding or simply missing something here.

?otD: How much wood?

Body movement: n/a (sick)
Hours slept: 10.5! (sick)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a (traveling)
Currently reading: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman

[travel] My mom, on tumbleweeds

tillyjane, a/k/a my mom, recently spent three weeks traveling around the West, much of at the Grand Canyon doing trail maintenance and habitat restoration as a volunteer. When she returned to Portland, she began writing up her days as a sort of irregular journal. The emails were so delightful that with her permission, I'm going to post them here as guest blogs — mediations on people, travel, nature and the American West.

Her first installment, from an email dated September 21st, immediately after her return.

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[books] Green audiobook advances

Had a nice call this evening with the producer from Audible.com who's handing the Green audiobook. We're going to talk again on Saturday, to discuss what I think might be appropriate in casting the voice talent, and so he can get a better understanding of my views on the character and the book.

Color me impressed, and terribly pleased.