Chatty stuff about writing indie SciFi, with snarky political and cultural commentary. Oh, and a great geeky sense of humor:
Update: Francis turner says that cat complains too much
Long-time south Texas residents swear by the H-E-B grocery chain for value, selection, quality, and always being well-stocked. These guys are supply-chain ninjas; we see groceries, they see a logistics network. And they always step up in emergencies; Houston may be their finest hour to date.
Remember this guy?
Turns out he’s got competition from this guy.
Update: And here’s a Texan who spent 10 years getting the US Constitution amended; that’s cool the hard way.
Rachel DiCarlo Currie explains Why We Need a Revival of Humility. Here’s the money quote
Shortly before leaving the Senate, Kyl spoke to Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard and described a childhood trip to his local county fair in Iowa. Upon arriving at the fair, Kyl said, his father made sure that he saw the man who managed parking for the attendees. “He does that better than anyone else,” his father told him. “Everybody can do something better than you can.”
Everybody can do something better than you can. Imagine how much different our society would be if each of us embraced those words as a daily mantra.
That’s why I don’t tell the plumber, the tile guy, the yard guy, the pool guy, or my mechanic how to do his job. If I was so friggin’ smart, why would I be paying these guys?
said this: “I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.”
If that’s not romantic, I don’t know what is.
Update: Shane Bouvet is an under-employed FedEx courier and Trump campaigner who scored a ticket to the inauguration, but had to scrounge a suit and shoes. This Man read that story, and showed what a sweetheart he is. (Tip from the Instapundit, who doesn’t do fake news.)
Everybody’s got an opinion on this one, and here’s a doozy:
The Nobel Prize is in fact the ultimate example of bad faith: A small group of Swedish critics pretend to be the voice of God, and the public pretends that the Nobel winner is Literature incarnate. … Mr. Dylan may yet accept the prize, but so far, his refusal to accept the authority of the Swedish Academy has been a wonderful demonstration of what real artistic and philosophical freedom looks like.
On a day that I’m overbooked, running around campus doing minor, but essential chores, and feeling a bit grumpy about the whole academic enterprise, I stumble upon a jewel like this:
Not in a gallery or the administration building, but in a hallway between classrooms. Where thousands of students, and the odd faculty member, can marvel at what talents sometimes pop up where we least expect them.