Monthly Archives: February 2012

Susan G. Komen — Blinking?

As I noted over on Twitter, this just-released press release from the Susan G. Komen foundation looks like a blink. Feel free to comment on what you believe are the motivations and consequences in the comments. Be polite to each other or I’ll whack you with the Mallet of Loving Correction. Also, I’m continuing my […]

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Things I Like: Frost Shadows

That’s when the rising sun melts the frost on the ground except for where the frost was covered by a shadow. And then the frost takes on the shape of the shadow. It’s like having a shadow in negative. Until it melts. Just one of those cool things you get to see every once in […]

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The Big Idea: Rod Rees

Well, I hope you folks have had your coffee this morning, because author Rod Rees is about to get deep on you all, on the subject of the nature of reality. He’s doing so in the context of The Demi-Monde: Winter, the first in a series of books in which the real world mixes and […]

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EBooks for Breast Cancer Screening and Education

Many of you have heard that the Susan G. Komen Foundation (the folks who do all that pink-related branding regarding breast cancer) is withdrawing its financial support from Planned Parenthood, which in the past did breast cancer screening and education for lots of poor women with funds offered by the Foundation. The Komen folks swear […]

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The Difference a Year Makes

This is what February 1 looks like outside my bedroom window just a couple of minutes ago. As a compare and contrast, here’s what it looked like a year ago today: Note that the patchy-looking parts of the lawn in last year’s picture are actually patches of ice that were thick enough to step on […]

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Rachel Swirsky Announces for SFWA VP

This is, I think, a positive development for SFWA: If you’re a SFWA member, you may read her platform here. If elected, she would succeed Mary Robinette Kowal, who has done an unbelievably excellent job in four years on the SFWA board (two as secretary, two as VP). I’ve known Rachel for a number of […]

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Science Fiction Film For When You Can’t Sleep

Sometimes you’re awake in the middle of the night, not by choice, and need something to distract you from the fact that you’re not able to go back to sleep. What do you do? In my FilmCritic.com column this week, I offer some suggestions for insomniac science fiction. Some of them are good films, others… […]

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