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Tor employee and Clarion West attendee Theresa Delucci phoned me with this the night before last: the news, now spread all over the skiffy blogosphere, that someone had burglarized the student residence and stolen four of the students’ laptops, among other essential workshop supplies, and that Clarion West management was appealing for donations to quickly get the affected students back up and running.
I’ve taught Clarion West a couple of times; it’s a great workshop. Six weeks of SF-writer boot camp in the heart of Seattle’s University district. And it’s tightly scheduled; you don’t want anyone to lose even two or three days of writing time. Of course, I promised to publicize the appeal on Making Light.
Which I then promptly failed to do, first because I made a stupid error that caused me to have to spend several hours on Saturday rebuilding our household network, and subsequently because of a prior social engagement. Now it’s Sunday morning and due to the quick work of bloggers a lot more together than me, and the generosity of a whole bunch of helpful people, all the stolen equipment has been replaced. Go, skiffy blogosphere! I suck, but yay us anyway.