Monthly Archives: October 2010

Travel Day

At the airport now, waiting for the first of the flights that will eventually get me to Martha’s Vineyard and this year’s edition of Viable Paradise. If my travels fascinate you, check in with the Twitter feed; otherwise I’ll likely catch up with you later this evening or tomorrow. In the meantime, you can use […]

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When the Yogurt Took Over: A Short Story

When the yogurt took over, we all made the same jokes – “Finally, our rulers will have culture,” “Our society has curdled,” “Our government is now the cream of the crop,” and so on. But when we weren’t laughing about the absurdity of it all, we looked into each others’ eyes with the same unasked […]

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What I Think About Atlas Shrugged

In the wake of the “Objectivist Jerky” crack I made earlier in the week, I was asked by a friend of mine to share my thoughts on Atlas Shrugged with the general public. I suspect this friend then went off to make herself some popcorn in preparation for the presumed inevitable mind-losing that will occur […]

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Which Reminds Me: I’m Teaching at Clarion Next Year

I thought I had mentioned this here already, but apparently I hadn’t: I’m going to be an instructor next year at Clarion, the intensive six-week science fiction and fantasy writing workshop, which takes place these days down in lovely San Diego. It runs June 26 – August 6, 2011; I’ll be taking the second week. […]

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A Minor Programming Note

For the next  week, more or less, posting here may be slightly more erratic than usual, on account of I will be teaching at the Viable Paradise workshop, which means I’ll be busy during the days reducing aspiring writers to quivering jellies of neurosis imparting gentle wisdom on the art and craft of writing. So […]

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