Targets acquired. Linkage commencing.
:: In the meantime, I’m thankful to first person shooters, not only for helping me write the novel that put me on the map, but also for giving me a way, at the end of the day, to shut off my brain, run around and shoot the crap out of everything I see. (I love this ongoing series that John Scalzi has going on: a Thanksgiving Advent Calendar, wherein he writes about one thing each day that he's thankful for. Great stuff!)
:: We'll see about that -- I've been hearing my whole life that a manned Mars trip was only a few years off -- but after all the melancholy and apparent loss of direction that accompanied the end of the shuttle, it's good to hear somebody talking seriously about a human presence up there in the black... (You can't take the sky from me!)
:: Snow Canyon is truly an undiscovered jewel. It's close to a few national parks and because of this, people just pass right by. If you are ever in southern Utah, it's a must see.
:: That is why I have decided to call my first draft a 'discovery' draft from now on. It is much more encouraging. (Ah yes, I need to do a writing update. I hope to find out how well I relate to this in a month or two, once I have a completed draft of a book to process!)
:: It's a good strip! And it's funny! Maybe this is it, guys. Maybe this is where it all turns around, and Funky Winkerbean steps away from the abyss. Maybe things are finally looking up! (Three guesses as to how this turns out, and the first two don't count.)
:: One hopes that he remains so focused on her that he doesn’t notice Billy making a wholly inept attempt to summon up the Prince of Darkness by reading the hymnal upside down. (Wow, I didn't even notice that. I confess to reading Family Circus religiously in hopes of seeing what it is that Comics Curmudgeon will mock it for!)
:: Physics! It’s not only cool, it can also save your $100 billion science project.
More next week!