Kushiel’s Justice is the second in the Imriel Trilogy of Jacqueline Carey, and thus the fifth book overall set in her sumptuous alternate history set around Terre D’Ange, the land of angels.
Although I didn’t intend specifically to take pictures on World Photography Day today, I did go take pictures in Peninsula Park, a small city park up in Anoka, MN where the Rum River meets the Mississippi.
Rife with historical significance as well as geohydrological, I went around the park and took pictures. 🙂
More pictures from the park are available here:
ShyFoundry (formerly ShyFonts Type Foundry) :: Original free and pay fonts for Windows and Macintosh.
Once upon a time, a font designer named Derek Vogelpohl came up with a number of free fonts, released by himself and in conjunction with a type foundry called Apostrophic Labs.
I am pleased to discover that Derek has decided to return to font-making, with a new home for fonts old and new.
I look forward to the new fonts that Derek and his team have in store!
Radiolab ｻ The (Multi) Universe(s)
This is a great podcast of a conversation between string theorist Brian Greene and Robert Krulwich of WNYC’s Radio Lab, talking about the structure of the universe.
What delighted me about this was that Greene talks about a favorite idea of mine–that if the universe is sufficiently large, in the distant reaches (10 to the 10 to the 29 miles away, at least) there is a planet almost exactly like Earth. My conceit that somewhere, my life is depicted on a TV show could be actually true.
There are plenty of other interesting speculations that Greene puts up, and Krulwich does a good job keeping it at a level which non-scientists can understand.
Definitely worth a listen.
TPM Election Central | Talking Points Memo | GOP Rep. To Environmentalists: Jesus Already Saved The Planet
The rest of you can enjoy her colorful sayings. Me, she’s my duly elected Congresswoman.
As I have said before, I could do a better job representing the 6th MN district, my district, than Michele Bachmann.
Actor Joe Kudla found fame in role of ‘Snot’
One of the staples of the MN Renaissance Faire, Joe Kudla of “Puke and Snot” fame has died.
Their act was a highlight for me every year. They are continuing with another actor in the role, but that’s not going to be the same by a long shot.
Rest in peace.
SF Signal: MEME: Top 48 Sci-Fi Film Adaptations
Still, in looking over the list, I was surprised by how many of the originating stories I did read. Or start – there was one book I couldn’t finish. Seemed like a good subject for a meme, so, here are the rules.
Copy the list below.
Mark in bold the movie titles for which you read the book.
Italicize the movie titles for which you started the book but didn’t finish it.
I am not going to tag anyone. I have few enough readers as it is.
This contention by Cokie Roberts that Obama’s visit to Hawaii is “too exotic” was also spewed, without counter, on NPR. I’m very disappointed in NPR in allowing Roberts to spread this insinuation without any response or counter.
Hawaii is a state, d*mn it. I don’t think Sen. Obama should submit his travel plans to Cokie Roberts for approval.
With an instant on world, the results of the Hugo Awards are already known.
Full results after the cut, but let me say here, congratulations to my friend and fellow gamer Elizabeth Bear, who won for best short story, “Tideline”.
A pair of dragons form the gates to a private road in Blaine, MN. I’ve never seen the house at the end of this road, and I’ve never met the owners, but these gates have been here since I’ve moved up here.
More pictures of the dragon gates: