14 hours to go

14 hours to go
If you’re on the course tomorrow and looking for me, this is what I’ll be wearing. I’m off to bed now for a good 9 hours of sleep. Wish me luck.

International slackers

Fellowship, et al.

This is turning into a busy week, which is not what I had hoped for the week before the marathon. My sister-in-law is visiting (check out an incredible essay she wrote) for the week and her cousin will spend a night with us on Thursday. Last night was the Robin Hood team dinner (donate to ...

Sometimes I just love Tumbarumba

Sometimes I just love Tumbarumba
Because I haven’t actually read all the Tumbarumba stories, I haven’t yet disabled the plugin. Normally I’m so distracted by work or reading another short story online that when I see a Tumbarumba link I disable the plugin for that page so I can continue with my work. Occasionally, though, the genius of this online ...

Darth Vader is not a wookiee 4

Darth Vader is not a wookiee
I woke from a crazy and disturbing dream this morning. I was sitting for an exam with four other people, one of whom was my brother. We were shown three rows of five Darth Vader’s each. In each row, there was one DV dressed in his black ventilator suit, another dressed as an officer of ...

Editor strikes again 1

Editor strikes again
I’m sitting at my desk, trying to get some work done, and my editor barges in and tries to get me to stop my work, procrastinate for another night (like I haven’t been doing that for the last three weeks) and give her a little love while she purrs there behind the screen. Who does ...

The Woman Aroused by Ed Lacy

The Woman Aroused by Ed Lacy My rating: 3 of 5 stars Ed Lacy, the pseudonym of Leonard S. Zinberg, apparently wrote some hard hitting mystery novels. The Woman Aroused was one of his first novels to get published (as Ed Lady, that is) and one that began his professional writing career. He’s getting a ...

Post Secret

Have you ever visited Post Secret? Ever posted your own secret? If you answered yes to either questions, check out this post and consider contacting Speak Coffee to help her with her memoir project.

Been a long time since we rocked and rolled

Been a long time since we rocked and rolled
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve. Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2 What else moves at 8 miles per hour? On November 1, I will.

Aliens ate my Buick

Aliens ate my Buick
A thousand years ago, as the native peoples of what is now Southern Utah traveled through the Parowan Gap to harvest desert resources, they would stop at a pass in the Red Mountains and inscribe etchings and markings on the stones and boulders. Over the years, as the indians passed through the gap every summer, ...