February 15, 2007

In our cash/fame/stuff-oriented society, it seems that the only true rebellion left is to do something society neither particularly values, nor supports. Better yet, something that society simply yawns at. Writing, for example. I get way more money and social adulation from going to my job every day than I do from selling my writing. […]

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Science Scouts!

February 13, 2007

Check out the Order Of The Science Scouts Of Exemplary Repute And Above Average Physique Members are: – not opposed to alcohol. – fond of IPCC reports (especially the pictures). – mostly in agreement with the “truth.” – into badges. – grieving for the slow and miserable death of the Hubble Space Telescope. – possibly […]

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Good Eatin’ in Thailand

February 12, 2007

Everyone talks about how good Thai food is. And of course, they’re right. Here are some delicacies from a neighborhood market in Chiang Mai. Thanks to Daniel Spector and Kelly Buehler for taking me shopping with them. An afternoon snack for the kids: Why have a little bit of pork, when you can have a […]

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Great review of “Pop Squad”

February 11, 2007

This is probably one of the best reviews I’ve ever seen of one on my stories. And not because it’s particularly glowing. It isn’t. But I love the fact that he works so closely with the material. By the time he’s done, you know where he’s coming from, and you feel like he dealt honestly […]

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Favorite Quote from Thailand

February 10, 2007

“Thailand is a violent country.”

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Best Bookstore in Bangkok

February 7, 2007

I ran a across a cozy bookstore in Bangkok’s Bowonnivej area called Passport Books on Pra Sumeru Road, not far from the Queen’s Gallery. It’s run by Num and Yo, an eclectic pair who have put together a wonderful independent bookstore, a nice alternative to places like Asia Books and other mall bookstores that dominate […]

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