A month or so ago, a carton of milk in my fridge went bad a couple of days before the sell-by date. A couple weeks later, the same thing happened again, this time with an unopened carton. Around the same time, half of an avocado went moldy in my fridge. That had never happened before, […]
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A day of interesting-to-me insights and thoughts. But no time/energy to write them up in any detail, so a couple of notes-to-self as reminders (each of these could be a full entry in itself if I had time and if I were more awake): This morning, it suddenly occurred to me while I was driving […]
Yesterday morning, I attended the Families Belong Together rally at San José City Hall. It was pretty good, although it took me a while to find a place to stand where I could hear the speakers. Came home afterward. (Traveled to and from via light rail; took a lot longer than driving, but (a) could […]
I hadn’t heard of Universal FanCon until a couple days ago. As I understand it, the plan was to create a Kickstarter-funded diversity-focused convention in Baltimore, billed as the “First multi-fandom Con dedicated to inclusion, highlighting Women, LGBTQ, the Disabled and Persons of Color.” The Kickstarter raised over $50,000 in early 2017, and the con […]
My day went okay on the anniversary of my father’s death (Wednesday), but I seem to have been getting more tense and irritable since then rather than less. This morning, I finished up an overdue work thing (which was good; I had been pretty tense about not getting that done), then finished packing stuff up […]
Didn’t sleep much or well on Friday night, I think mostly because I stayed up way too late reading and playing iOS games. Hung out with Karen and Pär and Jeremiah during the day on Saturday, mostly playing Terraforming Mars, which has become one of my favorite boardgames. Then came home to help Kam move […]
One of the main talking points for gun-control opponents these days goes something like this: “Chicago has the strongest gun-control laws in the country, but people kill each other all the time there. Therefore, gun-control laws don’t work.” I’ve seen that said by multiple people in the news in the past week, and I haven’t […]
I’ve been meaning to put together a brief list of some articles I’ve read about Black Panther by black writers, but hadn’t managed it yet; so here’s a longer list that includes most of the ones I was going to link to, and a bunch of others that I haven’t read yet but am looking […]
For years now, my usual morning routine has gone roughly like this: Wake up. Turn on my iPad mini. Look at Google News, and read any articles that look interesting. Post some of them to Facebook and Twitter. Read whichever of my regular webcomics have posted that day. Read Facebook, responding to posts as I […]
I was a big fan of Andre Norton’s work when I was a kid. (Yes, I do feel a little guilty that I’m writing this post when I still haven’t finished the Le Guin post that I meant to write last week. I hope to do that soon. But this post is easier to write.) […]
An old post from Facebook’s “On this day” tells me that it was about three years ago that I started...
A week or so ago, I was driving to work when I saw an unusual bicycle in the bike lane,...