Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Three Minor News Items and Moving Pictures

  • I spent much of today reading and responding to SQUIDs, so if you sent one in the last, um, two months, you should receive a reply by the end of the week.
  • Barack Obama -- the man who I sincerely hope will be the next President of the United States, for his vision, fairmindedness, honesty, and dedication to consensus, and because people do not actively hate him -- will be speaking in Brooklyn next week. Get your tickets here.
  • I just joined FreeCycle in order to get rid of a vaporizer that was taking up space in my apartment, and it is a very neat thing.
  • Want to watch an excerpt from a book I'm editing? This is pretty much the first six chapters, except we won't have the funky music. (Check out this awesome fight scene too.)


  1. In regard to the book you are editing, WOW! Why the video? It would certainly be a great marketing tool in selling books. If children saw advertisements like that on television, they would race to the book stores!!

    Kimberly Lynn

  2. The book, MORIBITO, is a bestselling fantasy in Japan -- the author is the Japanese counterpart of Ursula K. Le Guin, as far as I can tell -- and it's been turned into an anime series from the Japanese producers of GHOST IN THE SHELL. The book is just as cool!

  3. Cheryl,

    Very cool!

    I was born in Japan and lived there until I was three. I remember everything going back to eighteen months of age. Weird. It is also my parents' very favorite place on earth. Thanks for sharing.

    Kimberly Lynn