"Well, at least we saved humanity. That's something." --Scott "Little Mary Sunshine" Summers, somewhere in Essential X-Men vol. 1 or 3, I don't remember which … [Read more...]


HEALTH CARE: Some links from Hit & Run: 1) Outsourcing socialized medicine,2) Delinking health insurance and employment. As you all know, I've really started to notice this problem since I became self-employed. It's huge. It's important.The comments sections to those posts, esp. the second one, are also well worth your time.While we're on this subject, tonight I went to a happy hour sponsored by the Young Leadership Network. The speaker was Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI. He startled me: I was … [Read more...]


GHOST SHIPS: I promise I have a reason for asking this: Can anyone recommend a movie about a haunted ship? This movie should be either a) really good or b) jam-packed with conventional accouterments of the genre. It need not be both. The absolute ideal movie would include every trapping of the genre, plus lots and lots of shots of the ocean, plus it would be easy to find on DVD at the local Blockbuster. I'm totally serious about this--it relates to a project I'm working on. Help! … [Read more...]


POETRY WEDNESDAY: Traditional. I tried making it look all Spanish-y with accent marks and upside-down exclamation points, but for some reason they were all mangled except the accents over the "e"s. Sorry about that.... Anyway, this is a fitting song for the first day of October.Salias del templo un dia, Llorona, cuando al pasar yo vi,Salias del templo un dia, Llorona, cuando al pasar yo vi.Hermoso huipil llevabas, Llorona, que la Virgen te crei,Hermoso huipil llevabas, Llorona, que la … [Read more...]


BOND GIRL NAME GENERATOR. Via Dave Tepper. … [Read more...]


TOMORROW: I've got quite a bit to say, but no time to say it in. Tomorrow after four I should have time to post; expect a review of Founding Brothers, mad same-sex marriage stuff, and the end of "What You Can Do for Your Country." … [Read more...]


NATURE IS A LANGUAGE, CAN'T ANYBODY READ? Second-to-last part of "What You Can Do for Your Country." Last part will be posted Wednesday-ish. You can read the whole thing in order here or just get the latest chapter here.As usual, I am really sorry about how awful that page looks. Try to go all ascetic and "the beauty of this world means nothing to me!"-ish. Well no, don't; but still, try to ignore my hideous fiction-blog template. I'll fix it someday (and its little dog, too). … [Read more...]