From the Vault: The True Story of a Bench, Data, and Cheese Popcorn

[Original version posted on my defunct Live Journal, April 25, 2008] So this just popped back into my head. Sometime around 1990 or so I was waiting to meet a friend in Calhoun Square in Uptown Minneapolis, sitting in the middle of a bench. Two employees from different shops come out of their respective places of employment, one from … Continue reading From the Vault: The True Story of a Bench, Data, and Cheese Popcorn

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Writing/Editing Update: May Edition

Steampunk Novel. I've cracked 30,000 words on the manuscript and I'm about a third of the way through my outline, so the first draft will likely weigh in at about 100,000 words. Although these first five or so chapters—I'm starting to think the chapter breaks won't always match the outline, so neither will the final chapter … Continue reading Writing/Editing Update: May Edition

From the Vault: Arthur C. Clarke Memorial Readathon

[Original version posted on my defunct Live Journal, April 25, 2008] After Sir Arthur recently passed [March 19, 2008], I got to thinking about all his famous books I own that I haven't read yet. So I just read Earthlight, Childhood's End, and Imperial Earth in rapid succession (although I had to take a break to read The Science of Sherlock Holmes, which … Continue reading From the Vault: Arthur C. Clarke Memorial Readathon