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Monthly Archives: August 2010

I have a tattoo based on this book.

Check out Asteroid at xkcd: a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

Robert A. Heinlein: The Tor.com Blog Symposium

This is pretty cool: On August 17, Tor Books will publish the first half of William H. Patterson Jr.’s two-volume authorized biography of Robert A. Heinlein, Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1, 1907-1948: Learning Curve. In commemoration of this, we’ve convened a kind of online panel discussion of Heinlein and of […]

self-sufficiency

This poem was originally published in My Poem Rocks * (6 July 2009). I used words and phrases from this poem as search terms on flickr, and then selected photos from the search results (whether or not the photos had anything to do with the poem) and made the above collage. While the above pictures […]

Werepenguin

This poem was originally published in Strange Horizons * (10 March 2008). I used words and phrases from this poem as search terms on flickr, and then selected photos from the search results (whether or not the photos had anything to do with the poem) and made the above collage. While the above pictures in […]

Time to spoil more than just the illusion.

Read “The Practical Ramifications of Interstellar Packet Loss,” a short story by William Shunn.

Jack be nimble

Certain words now in our knowledge we will not use again

Read “Language” by U.S. Poet Laureate W. S. Merwin.

It occurs to me that the act of reading Catherine Cookson might conclusively prove that the woman either had a vagina or that she didn’t, that the blond woman who sat beside Jak might have been an alien, or else incontrovertibly human, but I’m not sure which. Really, I could make a case either way.

Read “Most of My Friends Are Two-Thirds Water” by Kelly Link.

and buy stamps

I just posted a market listing. It’s the beginning of August and a lot of journals just reopened; more will be reopening on the 15th. Time to get prepared.

Praise this world, Rilke says, the jerk.

Read “Alien vs. Predator” by Michael Robbins.