From the “It’s a Small World” File

Hillary Clinton spokesperson Howard Wolfson? Worked under me as an editor at the Chicago Maroon, the University of Chicago student newspaper. Had slightly more hair back then, but then, so did I. He and I were pretty good pals back in the day, although I haven’t chatted with him for years. Still, it’s nice to see someone I know being in the thick of things.

This Will Be Familiar to Cat Owners

Florida and Michigan: Stop Whining

So, Florida and Michigan decide to move up their primaries in opposition to the wishes of the political parties, and the parties responded by penalizing the states, either by reducing the number of delegates or refusing to seat them entirely. Now the states want a do over? Screw ’em. If memory serves, the states were warned what would happen if they moved up their primaries, and they went and did it anyway. Mewling now about how they really should be represented is to suggest they not be penalized for not following the rules. And that’s just rewarding bad behavior.

So suck it up, Florida and Michigan. Next time don’t schedule your primaries in January. For now, you’re getting what you knew you would get. Which is: Nothing.

Some Math For This Electronic Age

2 several hours long power outages in two days + 1 school cancellation = 0 work done in the last 48 hours. Which is bad when you are behind on things. It’s also messing with my sleep schedule. I was planning to write last night to make up for lost work time during the day when Athena was home, but then the power went out again and I ended up going to sleep at about 8:30 instead. Which a) makes me feel like I’m an old person (very young people also go to sleep early but I don’t get to pass as one of those) and b) means I wake up randomly at odd hours with a fuzzy brain suited only for writing inconsequential blog posts, like this.

Which is, I suspect, my cue to go back to sleep. I hope when I wake up that school will be schedules, and that the power will be on. We’ll have to see.


Deb Geisler makes an observation about today’s crop of science fiction writers, and then asks for your input.