I have a couple of interviews coming up – Monday and Wednesday – so cute cats will have to tide you over.
It’s been a pretty shitty month for a lot of people, especially since inauguration. Being Canadian, I’m less impacted than lots of the people I’ve interacted with on here, but we aren’t idle up North, both in showing support for what’s going on in the US, or to ensure the same craziness doesn’t happen here, as racists have been emboldened. Combine that with some preventable issues related to my last job that are going to cost me, and this January kicked my ass. Continue reading
Just a quick check-in today — I need to prepare for a visitor this week, and a short getaway/ writing retreat with the wide at Miners Bay Lodge. Ideally I’ll be able to refer back to this post when I’ve finished one of those stories I’ve been carrying around my head for decades. The big question – how much reading should I bring with me?
Later on tonight, I’m going to the launch/reading for Gods, Memes & Monsters. It’s in the TBR pile, but I’m curious to check it out. Maybe some photos later.
I finally got around to reading Scott Nicolay‘s Noctuidae yesterday. More thoughts on that later. I’m going to read Michael Cisco‘s the Knife Dance tonight. I will say that even on the trade paperback, the production value on this is really high. Eventually reviews will be published on here, I’m just not satisfied with the ones I’ve started, so check back periodically.
I’ve already set aside some time to paint too. I’ll try to post some photos later, because painting time has been scarce and I’d like this blog to be about more than what books I’ve been buying.
This will be quick, because I’m taking a break from editing the final draft of my wife’s PhD thesis (only 8 years in the making). Her defense is about 2 months away, so we’re focused on getting that done.
I think I’ve mentioned how I’ve had my own little weird renaissance, thanks to Scott Nicolay’s podcast (it’s hard to remember, seeing as at the time of writing this, all my previous posts exist in draft form only… the show’s on a short hiatus, so now’s the time to catch up!).