Daily Archives: August 23, 2011

Hummingbird in Repose

I have to tell you I think this is the first time I have ever seen a live hummingbird not flapping its wings. It was strangely thrilling. And of course, it didn’t last long.

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Earthquake in Virginia

And I felt it here in Ohio, although at the time I just thought it might be a little bit of vertigo brought on by my recent lack of sleep. Very odd. Also and clearly, everything fine on this end. Here’s the latest. Looks like it was a 5.9. That’ll wake you up if you’re […]

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Standard Post-Worldcon Mail Statement

It is: I didn’t respond to much e-mail in the last week, because I was busy partying my brains out. I will be going through my e-mail in the next couple of days to catch up. If you sent me e-mail in the last week and wanted a response but did not get one, send […]

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Renovation Recap

Renovation was a lot of fun for me, and here are a few reasons why. I’m not putting these in any chronological order, I’m just dropping them out as they come to me: 1. A whole bunch of my friends made off with Hugos, most notably Mary Robinette Kowal for her short story “For Want […]

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The Big Idea: Brenda Cooper

With a title like Mayan December, you would rightfully guess that something about Brenda Cooper’s new novel involves the fabled Mayan calendar and touches on the hoopla which surrounds its termination at the end of 2012. But Cooper’s book isn’t about that — rather, it uses it as a device to explore something else entirely, […]

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