Day 288 of Project 365: Storm weekend reading list.


I love it when my library requests come in on a Friday, especially this Friday with the threat of power outages looming. No power necessary for these babies!

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So far, I only got stuck in a little bit of storm, walking home from my bus stop. I was surprised by how much some of the streets in my neighborhood have already flooded. But I have enough food and supplies to last me through the weekend so don’t worry about me!

Writing from: my study in stormy Portland, Oregon. Listening to: rain, rain, rain.

Day 286 of Project 365: Bedtime cuppa.


I worked the late shift tonight, so I drove FunkyPlaid’s swank car to and fro, which cut my commute time by two-thirds plus I got to belt out ’80s tunes. Not bad at all.

I’m savoring a bedtime cuppa while perusing a few different ebooks that I had requested that are all available at once. I downloaded but never got into Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus” so I’ll switch to M.L. Stedman’s “The Light Between Oceans” for now. And then I wanted to re-read Octavia Butler’s “Kindred” and there’s the new essay collection by Mary Oliver, “Upstream” … ah, books.

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Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: “Mirror Lake” by Angus MacRae.

Day 261 of Project 365: Currently reading.


I suppose it was due to happen: I had a low-health day today, and spent part of it resting and reading Manuel Gonzales’ “The Regional Office Is Under Attack!” I picked it up at the library because Kelly Link blurbed it, and her stories are some of my favorites.

I was not misled. This book is so much fun, and also heartbreaking, and also weird. Pretty much exactly the type of story I want to write.

2016-09-17 22.25.49.jpgWriting from: my study in Portland. Listening to: the last of “Prison Break”. That final season was a slog. I am now officially skeptical about the reboot.

Day 243 of Project 365: Type B.


Books on management and productivity tend to leave me cold, but so far I am enjoying Victor Lipman’s “The Type B Manager: Leading Successfully in a Type A World”, especially the following sentence:

The core qualities of the Type B manager — including calmness, thoughtfulness, and patience — are qualities that people find easy to work with.

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What about the absurd sense of humor and off-kilter fashion sense? I hope the author doesn’t forget those.

Tell me about your favorite manager.

Writing from: my study. Listening to: “Looped” by Kiasmos.