Month: September 2011

Until Forgiveness Comes

Just taking a moment to share a beautiful and brilliant bit of fiction from K Tempest Bradford. Until Forgiveness Comes is up on Strange Horizons, and it’s a very good short story about the anniversary of 9/11. A lot of 9/11 fiction (both pro and con) tends to descend into bombast and political screeds. In the years following 9/11, […]

The taxman maketh weird lists

My favorite things from the Comptroller of Maryland’s taxable businesses “Miscellaneous” section: Morticians, Monuments, Markers Itinerant Vendors, Peddlers Horse, Cattle, Pets, and Taxidermy Aircraft, Space Vehicle, Missile Mfg. I want  a peddler’s licence. I want one. But it’s not the most accurate listing for me, and I don’t want to screw with the comptroller. Sigh. […]

Oh god we’re all going to die! …. oooor not?

So, there’s national news floating around about a “specific, credible but unconfirmed” terrorist threat against the US, scheduled to coincide with the 10 year anniversary of 9/11. I found out about it this morning, when my significant other received several very urgent text messages regarding her safety. “Avoid bridges and tunnels”, she was told. She didn’t think much of it, […]

The internet makes me better by making me feel stupid

I just had an eye opening moment of Privilege awareness. Yes, that’s with a capital P, you can start your dismissiveness glands salivating, as I’ve a nice chewy thought for them to dissolve before it reaches your brain where it might infect. This particular moment comes to us from the Scalzi Cloudmind: the amalgamated intelligence […]