A Conversational Topic

Not single word this time: The US Army has banned soldier blogging unless the blog post is approved by a commanding officer.

I’m interested in your thoughts on this and whether it makes sense, or is merely another example of pointless censorship. I have some thoughts on it, but they’re complicated and I don’t have a whole lot of time to get into it now, what with having a plane to catch. But I think you guys can kick around the topic some.

Have a good day. I’m off to Oregon. Hopefully I will not die of dysentery.

San Diego Says Hi


Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego is an excellent, excellent place full of many fine people, including these folks waving to you now (what you can see is another large group of people off stage left — hey, the camera captures only so many people at once). I was feeling just a little under the weather tonight, actually, but hopefully it didn’t come through in the reading or in the Q&A afterward. The foklls who came out were a lot of fun, and there were a lot of folks in the crowd who I knew, both from my personal and professional lives, but some of whom I haven’t seen for years. It was just friggin’ cool to see them again, you know? Made me feel better.

Now I’m heading to sleep, hopefully to wake up feeling better, and then off to Portland. Portlandites (Portlandians?), if you’re coming to the event tomorrow, remember that the Powell’s bookstore the event is going to be at the Beaverton store, not the Portland store. I’ve heard that some folks are complaining about this, but I’ve been led to understand that the advantages to the Beaverton are a nicer author event area, and much easier parking. So please (please!) make the trek. I’ll make it worth your while.