Monthly Archives: August 2010

Finally updating on a busy week

It’s been a long week, although highly productive. I’ve been working on new cover art for Blood Justice, edits for BLUM’s next release, and preparations for Readercon Committee meetings, all of which have been highly engrossing and time consuming. The … Continue reading

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I’d rather be swimming…*sigh*

The weather is gorgeous and I got very spoiled last week. But, I’m mostly working on editing at the moment, taking a break between that and avoiding getting to cycling. My very first Blockbuster rent-by-mail DVD arrived today. I can … Continue reading

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Vacation week, updates and a few links

I suppose it’s high time I made an update and bumped my rant about “Dr. Laura” down a spot. Final comments at the end of this post. Last week, I spent six days in a row with family from Chicago … Continue reading

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Un. Be. Lievable.

I already knew that Laura Schlessinger was a pin-headed, homophobic, arrogant, self-involved, narcissistic piece of slime…but this racist rant from her radio show simply takes my breath away. We should send her a white hood and a gasoline-soaked cross with … Continue reading

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Happy New Moon!

And so begins a new lunar month. It’s raining!!! On my garden!! On the poor little newly planted garlic that actually have sent a couple of shoots up in defiance of the Town of Pepperell and its mean old watering … Continue reading

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Another comment about local food production

“At the country level, most of us are completely invested in this global food system, which is built on some very, very rickety pillars. I think, however, there’s a lot of interesting stuff that goes on more on the municipal … Continue reading

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And the rest of this week’s updates :-)

All the news that fits, we print! The rest has to go in another post! This week’s Publishing News: On August 3, I posted that Google had requested .epub files for books enrolled in Google Editions by August 6. I … Continue reading

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First fruits and gardens

Happy sidereal Lughnasadh, for those who attune to the earth and solar cycles! The Sun passed 15°00′ of Leo at 10:57 a.m. EDT, the precise midpoint between the Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. Since those are (misleadingly and inaccurately) called … Continue reading

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Oh, the power…

Google has asked for .epub files for Google Editions (which might, actually, some day, really launch!) by August 6. Plus, I’m looking to sign up with Kobobooks directly, and they need .epub files. Adobe InDesign CS5 will export to .epub. … Continue reading

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Happy Lughnasadh!

Happy traditional Lughnasadh/Lammas! I actually celebrate at the true cross-quarter point (when the Sun is at 15°00′ of Leo), which this year falls on August 7 at 10:57 a.m. EDT. But August 1 is “Loaf-mass” or Lammas, the festival of … Continue reading

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