I won a Goodreads giveaway for Connie Willis' new novel, "Crosstalk". Can't wait to dig in! Writing from: my study in Portland, Oregon. Listening to: Zen yowl at me, "Time for bed!"

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! 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... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue 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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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