On this day, 20 years ago, I said, "I do."
I’m still trying to wrap my head around how I’ve grown old enough to have been married that long. Surely there must be some mistake. Love got us started and is still going strong, but in of itself, it’s insufficient to reach such a milestone. Marriage takes understanding, tolerance, compromise, and perseverance. The movies often overlook that. Happily ever after takes real...
Blackout by Mira Grant Blood Work by Kim Harrison The Kingdoms of Dust by Amanda Downum Ghost Story by Jim Butcher Kitty Steals the Show by Carrie Vaughn Ashes of Honor by Seanan McQuire Soulless by Gail Carriger Claymore Vol. 1: Silver-eyed Slayer, Claymore Vol. 2: Darkness in Paradise, Claymore Vol. 3: Teresa of the Faint Smile, Claymore Vol. 4: Marked For Death, and Claymore Vol. 5: The...
for a lifetime of paying dues and ruthless reviews, yeah it’s hard not to...– Strata — “Stay Young”
[T]heir story ended long ago, with happy ever after, which is the kiss that...– Seanan McGuire - The Ice King’s Daughter
“Recent Reads” is perhaps a misnomer. More accurate would be “Books I’ve Read Since The Last List I Posted” since this list has been many months in the making. Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, Late Eclipses, and One Salt Sea by Seanan McGuire (The October Daye series) The Enchantment Emporium by Tanya Huff Burned by J. F. Lewis Discount...
I don’t solve creative problems (and that’s what books are–narratives that can...– Harry Connolly - Creativity Project, part 5
A Good Day for Old Coins
This morning I found a 1943 nickel in some change. Then this evening another set of change brought me a 1913 penny. (For those keeping score, the former is nearly 70 years old, while the latter is almost 100.) It makes me wonder how often I’ve blithely passed such treasures from palm to pocket without registering the same subtle irregularities that prompted me to take a closer look today.
We only get one go-around on the Great Hot Wheels Track that is life, so why not...– Chuck Wendig - 25 Things Writers Should Start Doing (ASAFP)
I hate to bludgeon you about the head and neck with a hammer forged in the...– Chuck Wendig - 25 Things Writers Should Stop Doing (Right Fucking Now)
Oh, and as far as that old ‘immortality would be boring, nobody really...– Carrie Vaughn — In Time I’ll second that.
Point being, at the end of every day’s worth of word-making, back up the...– Chuck Wendig — 25 Questions To Ask As You Write
At This Moment in History ...
At 11/11/11 11:11:11 I was running around, trying to get things together for an overnight trip to Kosrae.
Although to be honest, these aren’t so recent. Been involved with several projects and haven’t had time to read. Kitty Goes to War and Kitty’s Big Trouble by Carrie Vaughn The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin Dark and Stormy Knights edited by P.N. Elrod Deadline by Mira Grant (Book 2 of the Newsflesh Trilogy) Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison Discord’s...
You don’t change the world by placidly finding your bliss — you do it by...– PZ Myers - What Steve Jobs did really well
There are two aspects of interesting work that equally fire up the nerd brain:...– Rands — Bored People Quit
Boundaries are important. American culture, the only one I’m at all...– Kelley Eskridge (Identity and Desire)
We are essentially the same, and a huge part of that sameness is that we hunger...– Kelley Eskridge (Story is real)
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I found this entire series fascinating. I also found it more than a little intimidating. This lady is operating on a much higher level than I. I cringe considering the effort it would take for me to reach that plateau.
Jumper by Steven Gould Being Geek by Michael Lopp Astonishing X-Men Omnibus by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday Game of Cages by Harry Connolly The Forever War by Joe Haldeman ReVamped by J.F. Lewis - (Void City #2) The Orc King, The Pirate King, The Ghost King by R.A. Salvatore - (the Transitions series) Doppelgangster by Laura Resnick Road of the Patriarch by R.A. Salvatore Changes by...
Sometimes, the hardest habit to break is the habit of doing nothing beyond the...– Mira Grant — Feed p201
Think about that for a moment. They died for you. Now take a good look at the...– Mira Grant — Feed p3
In such politically dispiriting times as these- where we’re asked to pick...– from The Wailing List newsletter promoting the new Despair.com t-shirt “I Voted then I Vomited”
It is not just boredom that propels my steps along paths unknown, but a firm...– Drizzt Do’Urden (R.A. Salvatore - The Orc King p191)
We’re addicted quick fixes, top ten lists, and four-hour work weeks, but the...– Rands
I have noticed that, with each of the last several books, I have pissed off some...– Steven Brust (referring to Tiassa)
Recent Reads (or at least since I last posted one...
Small Favor and Turn Coat by Jim Butcher — a pair of Dresden Files novels Mean Streets featuring “The Warrior” by Jim Butcher, “The Difference a Day Makes” by Simon R. Green, “The Third Death of the Little Clay Dog” by Kat Richardson, and “Noah’s Orphans” by Thomas E. Sniegoski Princep’s Fury by Jim Butcher — Book Five of the Codex...
In a Strange Land
Through an odd set of circumstances, I find myself in Tokyo for two weeks, attending some training. Since I possess no Japanese language skills (written or spoken), I’m just about completely lost. The food is especially problematic since there’s bewildering array of choices and much of it I cannot identify on sight. Case in point, tonight I bought a bento from 7-Elven thinking the...
I kept coming back to the idea that there is a lot we don’t examine. That we...– Kat Richardson
It’s amazing what you can get used to if your daily allowance of bizarre...– Harry Dresden Small Favor by Jim Butcher, pg56.
A group of geese on the ground is a gaggle, a group of geese in the air is a...– Snapple “Real Fact” #743
All of these lines across my face Tell you the story of who I am So many...– Brandi Carlile — “The Story”
Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on...– Tim O’Reilly