Friday, October 15, 2004

He's Misstra Know-It-All

Things the US Postal Service should have delivered a while ago:

1. Criterion Edition of Rushmore purchased on Ebay;

2. Newest Locus, which is supposed to have reviews of no less than three (3) venues in which my stories appear;

3. Most recent issue of The Third Alternative, which has stories by Chris Barzak and others;

4. Rejection (or acceptance) for a story that's been at Realms of Fantasy since June and which Carina processed a month ago, according to the slush site.

I hate waiting.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Boogie On, Reggae Woman

Nope, the title of the entry has nothing to do with the content. I'm just really digging my old Stevie Wonder CDs (e.g. Innervisions, Fulfillingness' First Finale, Songs in the Key of Life) right now. It's a spiritual experience, I'm telling you.

No, this entry is on required-type reading of the Ratbastards variety. Barth Anderson has a thought-provoking story called "The Ninth Arrest" up at Lone Star Stories, and Christopher Barzak is at Strange Horizons with an atmospheric and creepy tale called "The Trail of My Father's Blood". You should go and read both of these stories. Now would be a good time.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Ethnic Pride Moment

A group of Norwegian citizens, including artists, musicians and members of Parliament, put an ad in today's Washington Post expressing their opposition to Dubya's foreign policy in Iraq. From this article:

"Our main goal has been to create a debate in Norway," said campaign spokesman Torgeir Knag Fylkesnes, asked if U.S. citizens might resent foreign interference in U.S. politics.

"We don't think this will have an effect on the election. That's not our goal," he said when asked if the group hoped that voters would oust Bush next month and elect Democratic challenger John Kerry.