My first encounter with Ursula K. Le Guin's short YA novel Very Far Away from Anywhere Else was in college. My... (More...)

It's been a tense week for me, mostly due to work stuff. Today, I tried all day to get myself... (More...)

In early 2004, I was opposed to attempts to legalize same-sex marriage. That's because I was scared of the backlash... (More...)

I'm having one of those everything-is-deeply-intertwingled moments. On the way home, Ada Palmer's haunting and lovely and sad-yet-hopeful song “Somebody... (More...)

I just watched the movie Tomorrowland, and I'm surprised I haven't seen more people posting about it. It's the story... (More...)

I've been using the task-list-management app Things since 2009. It's far from perfect, but it's the only to-do-list software that... (More...)

At WisCon 2014, Vylar Kaftan introduced a bunch of us to a very entertaining fast-paced casual game called Slash: it's... (More...)

Today is a downtime day. Last night, after some work on a Mysterious Project that went quite well, I got... (More...)

Back in January 2014, I attended folksinger John McCutcheon's annual Santa Cruz concert, a benefit (as always) for the Resource... (More...)

I gather that there's a backlash against trigger warnings going on. Rather than continue to have this argument every time... (More...)

Had an odd and kind of off-kilter day yesterday. Did some day-job work in the morning, then a playtesting round... (More...)

More old letters! This time they're from my father to my uncle, apparently from the early 1970s. (They're all undated,... (More...)

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