This is a New One For Me

I am one of the lede stories on the site. No, that’s not me in the beard. The other story you see there is taken from an interview I did earlier today with a CNN reporter about my “Being Poor” piece. Here’s a direct link to it, as it will inevitably leave the front page at some point. Even so, it’s cool to have made it there, and not because I did something horrible.

As I just noted on Twitter, one of the things that amazes me (and depresses me just a little) is how the “Being Poor” piece continues to be relevant. It’s been seven years since I wrote the thing. It’s still one of the most visited pieces on the site.

Incidentally, if you wander down into the comments, you will perhaps appreciate even more the assiduousness with which I moderate my own comment threads.

Dave and Liz and Chicago Save the World: A Short Story

As part of my duties as Toastmaster of Chicon 7, I wrote a short story for the convention, one, as a freebie and thank you to the membership, for paying their money and coming to the con, and two, as a way to boost up to the membership, most of whom were from somewhere else, some of the very cool things about the city of Chicago itself. Because, as I am sure most of you are aware, I think Chicago is a fabulous town, and well worth the time to visit and enjoy. And because I’m me, I decided to make it a little bit goofy.

The result was “Dave and Liz and Chicago Save the World,” and now that Chicon 7 is in the history books, I thought, hey: You might enjoy it. So here it is. Have fun with it. For those of you visiting the front page of the site, it’s available after the jump (if you’re first seeing this through RSS: Sorry, dudes).

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