Friday, July 28, 2006


At the Jewish Federation building in Seattle this afternoon, a man walked into the building--somehow got a shotgun through security according to one locally-reported source--and shot at least six women, according to the local King 5 news team.

He's reported by eyewitnesses to have announced, upon his arrest, "I'm a Muslim American. I'm angry at Israel," although the AP account contradicts that statement.

One fatality. Five injuries. Three in critical condition. The suspect is in custody.

You might spare a thought or good wish for the victims and their families.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Oooh, baby, I love your ways...

A chestnut colt. Mom and baby are both healthy and vigorous.

*whew* Finally!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

VP and how the clock works

I got into Viable Paradise. I've wanted to do this workshop since I found out about it.

Last year, I just didn't feel like my writing skills and dedication to the craft were up to par, to really get the most from the experience.

I'm awfully happy. This should be a big part of learning how the clock works.*

*Two of my dearest friends once pointed out that if someone gave me a pillowcase full of watch and clock parts, I couldn't rest until I'd learned to reassemble all the bits, and then proceeded to deconstruct clock theory in general; whereas a saner person might just run out to the local store and purchase the clock they wanted. They say I approach writing and publishing the same way. It seems to be symptomatic of how my brain works in general.