States Writes: peers of The American Street
Being listed on the Minnesota section of American Street’s list of Progressive Blogs clinches it. Sure, I’m no Eschaton, I’m not even as well received as my good friend Ginger.
I’m just me, doing my thing, my style. Even if I can probably count the number of regular readers to this space on all of my digits.
A phlethora of small book reviews this time around, as I got to do a fair amount of reading on my trip to, around, and back from NYC and its environs.
The Heretic Kings, by Paul Kearney
The Wild Machines, The Book of Ash Part 3, by Mary Gentle
The Burning City, by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
To Sail Beyond the Sunset, by Robert Heinlein
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!, by Robert Feynman
Tinker, by Wen Spencer
Continue reading Book Reviews 2005 (3-8)
Ravings of a Textual Deviant � Lunchtime Poll #12: Look It Up
What�s the most useful non-gaming source of information (book, website, etc.) you�ve ever found? And what makes it so darn useful?
Barbara Ninde Byfield
Continue reading Lunchtime Poll #12: Reference
Ravings of a Textual Deviant � Lunchtime Poll #13: Oops, I Did It Again
Li asks on this go around:
You knew it was a bad idea at the time, and you did it anyway. Tell us about it. Were there any repercussions, or is it just a good cocktail-party story?
Continue reading Lunchtime Poll #13: Oops, I did it again
Hi everyone! After a week off thanks to my trip to NY, we are back with Game IRE. I had a plethora of choices for this one, but I have settled on the Christian tradition of Ash Wednesday as this week’s topic.
Ash Wednesday, for the uninitiated, is the beginning of the forty days of Lent which precede Easter Sunday. (Mardi Gras/Carnival takes place on the last day before Ash Wednesday). Ash Wednesday is a somber day, where many sacrifice something prized until the Easter holiday arrives. And thus we have a Game IRE.
Continue reading Ire #11: Ash Wednesday
Google Maps – 55014
Google has a beta version of their mapping program. It has a different look than Mapquest and its kin. The link above is a link to the area around where I live.
You can see just from this small slice that Minnesota is indeed the land of lakes.
SFSignal: How Do You Buy Books?
John at SFSignal talks about the Hunting (looking for a specific) versus Gathering (looking to see what’s out there) styles of buying books.
As always, my thoughts on the matter are not black and white.
Continue reading Hunter or Gatherer of Books?