March 21st, 2012

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[links] Link salad wings its way back west

DIALOGUE: Between the Lines — I'll be on the radio tomorrow at 10 am Pacific.

Cat Rambo teaches some online classes — Check it out.

New search planned for Amelia Earhart's aircraft

NASA considering space station as dry run for 500-day Mars trip

10 Reasons the Rest of the World Thinks the U.S. Is Nuts — Amazingly enough, these are all conservative issues. Equally amazing, conservatives don't care what the rest of the world thinks.

Rick Santorum under fire over ranting rightwing pastorRick Santorum is facing some awkward questions after footage emerged of a radical evangelical preacher opening a campaign rally with calls for all non-Christians to “get out” of America. Ah, those precious Constitutional freedoms so beloved of conservatives. Like freedom of religion. NOT. (Via [info]shsilver.)

?otd: Portland, OR or Portland, ME?




3/21/2012
Writing time yesterday: 1.0 hours (0.5 hours on WRPA, 0.5 hours on Little Dog)
Body movement: airport walking to come
Hours slept: 5.75 (fitful)
Weight: n/a
Currently reading: The Ethical Slut by Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy

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[travel|child] Heading west again

Today I'm bound from Austin back to Portland. I cut my trip short by a day in order be home to see [info]the_child give her formal presentation of her eighth grade project. This has been the design and construction of a marionette, under the mentorship of the delightful and generous Mary Robinette Kowal.

This speech has been a very big deal to her. She's worked diligently, and practiced it until she's bored with it. (I consider this a good sign.) I'm very proud of her work on this, and that she brought the project to a successful conclusion.

I can't wait to see her live and in person tonight.

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Photo © 2012, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.

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[food] Last night's open dinner

Last night's open dinner was terrific. We had nine people, including me, meeting up at Threadgill's in south Austin. My old friends Chris W. Johnson and Brendan Boerner, whom I've known since about 1986, turned up. So did my cousin N—, whom I see only once every few years. She came up from San Antonio. Some of the usual suspects were there, including [info]mrtact, Sean Kelley, @dratz and Mrs. @dratz, as well as Austin area fan and writer John Gibbons.

A good time was had by all, and many calories were consumed. The cross-pollination was fun, too.

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Me and my cousin

Photo © 2012 D. Reynolds, reproduced with permission.