Thursday, June 29, 2006

Canadian Book Prices finally reflect dollar fluctuation

It seems so entirely CROOKED and FRAUDULENT for US Book publishers to have taken advantage of the Canadian pricing on US published books. It's about time something was done.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Little Brown Dress

I've been battling myself lately about life, stuff, my overabundance of crappy stuff, crappy living space, crappy living. I came across this story, about a young woman, a dancer, who decides to handmake and wear ONE brown dress for an entire year. All the time.

While I'm not big on major artsy-fartsy granola anti-society type protests (I do appreciate plumbing), this woman's online journal really struck a note with me. The more I read, the more I liked her attitude about the whole project. She discovered many thoughts during her year that were less about anti-consumerism, and more about the way she felt about herself, her belongings, the way she viewed other people, the fact that most people DON'T notice when you wear the same thing two days in a row, much less months on end. While I've never been about high fashion (or low fashion, or matching fashion, or sometimes even agreeable fashion), I am quite self conscious at times while out being the Business Woman. If we all focused more on people's ideas, strengths and actions, we'd get a lot more done than pre-supposing their 'worth' from their clothes.

I'm gonna go throw some shit out.

Monday, June 19, 2006

If the Earth were a sandwich...

North America has no parallel. Slightly disappointing, but a cool thing to think about for a moment.
(I like the fact that the northern bit of Canada parallels the tip of Antarctica.)

Monday, June 12, 2006


I was totally pumped to receive an acceptance letter for the short story I submitted to North of Infinity III. I did the hampster dance in my chair. Will have to order the first two editions for perusal.

Going to get to this month's Writing Workshop. YAY. It's been a long while, again. Don't know if I can pound out a story in the next few days to have it worked over - I have a few ideas on the go, but have to make time to finish them.

Thinking of dying my hair blue. Hmmm.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

The World is my fodder today.

Computer cock-up finds erection hard to handle.

When the good die young

Deep Magic, a high-quality e-zine, is on the rocks. Free to read, and recently started paying authors for their stories. They've seen a huge increase in submissions, of course, after that announcement, but haven't reached a feasible number of subscriptions to even keep producing the magazine. I've seen Deep Magic get more and more positive coverage, and would hate to see it die at this point. If anyone can help by subscribing, or a donation (what's five bucks?), we don't want to see the little guy go under!