Monthly Archives: April 2006

Thinking About Rich and Snooty Schools

Stories like this always interest me: an article in the Washington Post about how private school tuition in the area is going through the roof — $26,500 for St. Alban’s School, which if I remember correctly is where Al Gore’s kids went. Boarding rates are of course even higher: $35,000. Now apparently the same parents […]

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Thinking About Rich and Snooty Schools

Stories like this always interest me: an article in the Washington Post about how private school tuition in the area is going through the roof — $26,500 for St. Alban’s School, which if I remember correctly is where Al Gore’s kids went. Boarding rates are of course even higher: $35,000. Now apparently the same parents […]

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Lightning Crashes

Bad news: Tornado watch until 4am or thereabouts. Good news: Ginchy thunderstorm which allowed me to stupidly go out on the porch and snap off pictures until I caught some lightning. Man, I’m an idiot. The lights in the foreground, incidentally, are my neighbor’s house.

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Murderous Rage

Nothing makes me want to go out and strangle a cat more than writing up a long entry only to have something go horribly wrong and to lose it all while uploading. Say what you will about the typewriter age, but that, at least, never happened. So, Adam R., rather than responding to your e-mailed […]

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TGB Review in the San Francisco Chronicle

It’s the third review in the column here; Ian McDonald’s River of Gods and Christoper Moore’s A Dirty Job are also reviewed. Good company. The reviewer Michael Berry gives TGB a positive review and also says, “it will be interesting to see whether Scalzi ventures into a new fictional universe with his next novel.” As […]

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TGB Review in the San Francisco Chronicle

It’s the third review in the column here; Ian McDonald’s River of Gods and Christoper Moore’s A Dirty Job are also reviewed. Good company. The reviewer Michael Berry gives TGB a positive review and also says, “it will be interesting to see whether Scalzi ventures into a new fictional universe with his next novel.” As […]

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An Interesting Thought

The Whatever averaged 15,000 unique visitors a day in March. My local newspaper, the Greenville Daily Advocate, has a daily circulation of about 6,500, and the papers of the other two neighboring cities, the Piqua Daily Call and the Troy Daily News, have circulations of about 6,000 and 9,200, respectively. It’s not entirely out of […]

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