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OT: Yesterday's WashPost had a double-page in their summer
Bookworld that had "four beloved genres of fiction," (which is not
online) one of which is Science Fiction & Fantasy. I don't
agree with all of the bits there, but there's this:
Mothership: Tor books (a division of Macmillan) releases
more than 100 new titles a year. For more than two decades, Tor has
been named the best science fiction publisher by industry magazine
abi - an article on the US
national bookbinder. It talks about how he does the
hand-binding at the ends, and the middle is about whether they'll
stop doing it.
In NoVA, we're up to about a half-inch of snow. We may get up to an
inch before it stops tonight. I have friends from bookgroup on call
to come shovel the snow off and around the rental car because I
have to take it back tomorrow. The husband is off next week and
insists on chauffeuring me between taking the rental car back and
getting my van from the body shop.
David Harmon, #34, not here yet, but it's supposed to swing
east. Yesterday, everybody said there wouldn't be snow here at all.
Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little, #414, back in ancient days, I'd
been emancipated and become my brother's guardian. I worked at a
low level job and there were times when the night or two before I
got my check was a little tight. We frequently had popcorn for
dinner those nights. One night, when we were using the last of the
kernels, I opened the pour spout of the salt instead of the shake.
My brother still reminds me that we went without dinner that night
and it was all my fault.
I live in Manassas VA, an old town with an Old Town section.
Recently, a store got all the permits and set up. Someone found out
they were going to have adult products -- lingerie, DVDs, creams,
etc. -- and flipped. How could we have that kind of store in Old
Town? We were going to get crime and prostitutes in Old Town!
So the city has, so far, spent about $100K to find out how to set
up new permits to keep everybody safe from that kind of a store
(there are already some adult stores that aren't in Old Town).
Nobody cares that there's a gun store in Old Town.
Yesterday's WashPost op-ed section had a
moving strong opinion on DADT by a Marine infantry captain.
Lizzy L, #233, no, I meant that my cholesterol has been
perfect for many months, and that's because of the fish oil
Lizzy L, #186, renal patients have really big cholesterol
when they're really sick and I just figured that being somewhat off
now wasn't that big a deal. My last primary (moved to
another/too-far center) told me to take Fish Oil capsules and they
worked. I had the Lipid Panel Tuesday last and my current primary
told me I don't have to take it again for a year. (On the other
hand, the TSH taken at the same time is too low, so that gets taken
in two months instead of the standard three.)
albatross, #86, I think
this will give you all the editorials in the current day.
You'll see that there are a lot of varying opinions on the op-ed
(To see former editoral pages, click on Today's Paper at the top of
the page, then on View Previous Editions (under the head), pick
Editorial Pages on the Section drop-down, and the day you want on
the Today drop-down.)
Bob with a pseudonym, #20, mine are not on Post-its or stuck
to a corkboard, but they're definitely not online.
Ginger, #46, Yay!
albatross, #75, if the WashPost is paying that columnist to
have their opinions, then why is this
The Texas Tea Party doesn't want Jews.
Admittedly, I don't know of large groups of Jews being hurt in the
US, but there's a lot of it going around in work, housing,
volunteerism, and so forth.
Lee, #6, a post with what I
heard in a restaurant yesterday.
Dena Shunra, #13, Avram is Jewish. I think his getting out
is the right thing to do, not just to be safe, but for you to have
room for another person.
Theophylact, #29, I don't give to Salvation Army, or some
others, because they're religious.
Years ago, before I had to retire on disability, I bought a vast
amount of bright acrylic yarn from a store that was closing. I used
some then, but in the years since, I've made enough
hat/mittens/scarf sets for the little kids at the local homeless
shelter (very local -- less than a mile away).
Earl Cooley III, #108, besides, cyborgs aren't attached to
the top of cathedrals.
You can see all the Washington National Cathedral pieces up close,
but you have to walk up a long staircase.
A WashPost columnist tries out the
Cookulus app which helps you make cookies just the way you
like. There's a link to the app. The Post has
27 new cookie recipes, too.
Tim Walters, #785, I get 77 compared to my city's 58, but
they didn't have a field for how far I can walk.
Earl Cooley III, #143, I was in state chorus when I was a
teen and one year we did a piece where we echoed the audience. We
just sat there until we heard a cough, maybe, and then we gave the
cough back. It didn't take too long for the audience to figure out
what was happening.
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