April 28th, 2009


Puerto Rican Obama?

The Census QC training yesterday was in a community center here in the Bronx, and the walls were decorated with illustrations by local kids.

One of them was of a Puerto Rican version of our president.

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I love this town................
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    "Iko Iko" by Dr. John

Schott's Miscellany 27 April 2009

Socrates died after taking the poison hemlock (399 BCE)


A person without an almanac is somewhat like a ship at sea without a compass;
he never knows what to do, nor when to do it.
So Mormon, others, sect & Quaker,
Buy alamancs, & pay the maker.

---Almanac for the year 1860, W.W. Phelps, Salt Lake City

PANZOOTIC--an epidemic of disease affecting many species
"Luckily, for the time being, bird flu was not panzootic."
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    "Mean Streak" by Steve Rosenhaus

BattleTech anthology cover

Just found this while wandering online -- the current (not sure if it's the final) cover for BattleTech: 25 Years of Art and Fiction, the coffee-table-book anthology that will feature some of the best BT artwork from the past 2.5 decades along with new short fiction inspired by that artwork -- including one by me, called "Three Sides to Every Story."

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(And yes, that was also the title of terri_osborne's first pro sale back in '03, but I okayed it with her first. Besides, we both stole it from Extreme.... *laughs*)
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    "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits