Monthly Archives: April 2004

Easter

I think there’s some interesting irony about both Christmas and Easter. With Christmas, it’s that while I have absolutely no doubt that Jesus was born, it seems extremely unlikely to me that his actual date of birth was anywhere near the time we currently celebrate it, which is to say December 25; I don’t think […]

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A Political Musical Treat For Ye

My pal Dave Wechsler, in addition to being a publicist for one of my publishers, is also a member of the fabulously odd band Pinataland, whose album Songs for the Forgotten Future is well worth owning. Dave tells me that, just for kicks and giggles, Pinataland unearthed “Little Know Ye Who’s Coming,” a political song […]

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By The Way Note

You’ll notice I’ve been scarce here the last couple of days — it’s because AOL Journals made a fairly significant upgrade in capabilities and I’ve need to stay on top of things there in terms of keeping the AOL Journals folks informed on some of the new features and also a couple of glitches we’ve […]

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On Submitting Bitchy E-Mails to Scalzi’s Attention

A quick note to anyone who has got it in their mind to send me bitchy e-mail: My tolerance for said e-mail appears to be very short these days, so do me the favor of front-loading whatever relevant thing you have to say, because if you don’t, it’s likely that I won’t get to it […]

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Move to the Country

This Washington Monthly article discusses whether the real estate bubble is about to pop, exploded by the fact that with interest rates as low as they are probably going to go, everyone who is going to refinance has probably already done so, and sooner or later everyone’s going to have to use real money instead […]

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Pointless Meanderings

I’ve the urge to write a bit but don’t feel like holding forth for an extended period on any one subject, so allow me to do an entry of bite-sized (dare I say blog-like) bits. * Turns out that the best place to live in Ohio is my own Dayton-Springfield metropolitan area, according to this […]

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Done With Detroit

My stint with the Detroit News Politics Weblog is now done — it was a 30-day gig and today is day 30 — so long-time Whatever readers who couldn’t bring themselves to make that extra click will undoubtedly be relieved that all my political ranting will now once again be placed within these friendly confines. […]

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Fall Into the Gap

PZ Myers of Pharyngula pretty much hits it about the discovery of a new fossil that shows the transition of fins into arms: “Uh-oh. Evolutionists discover two more gaps in the fossil record!” Well, you know. We keep finding fossils at this pace, pretty soon it’ll be nothing but gaps. And then the creationists will […]

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Beta Reader Update

So, I got a lot of people volunteering to be beta readers — a multiple of what I needed — so what I did was make a list of everyone who asked, in order of when I received their e-mail, and then went down the list, eliminating every seventh name until I got to the […]

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The Gripes of the Unpublished

Here’s an interesting comment to my writing advice from a couple of days ago, from someone who chose to identify himself as “anonymous unpublished nobody”: I do appreciate the candor, however self-satisfyingly it was worded. I further appreciate the inspiration to never attempt to be published, if your view of the publishing industry rings true. […]

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