Link marginalia

  • Looks like we may catch him after all. Batman is going after Osama. (Via Boing Boing).
  • Trent at Proud Liberal Journal has an excellent post on Democrats and the Patriot Act.
  • Kirkus Reviews has released its Spring & Summer 2006 special issue on forthcoming books. You can find it at the first link here. (Via Blog of a Bookslut).
  • No wonder I liked the series so much. The Which Sci-Fi Crew Would You Belong To? quiz tells me there’s a 94 percent chance I would be on Serenity with the Firefly gang. (Via SF Signal).
  • Of course, I also learned that my life is like a historical book — “it’s really boring and you repeat yourself a lot and don’t really learn from the mistakes you’ve made.” To see just how boring I really am, look for tomorrow’s post on my upcoming weekend plans.

  • You can’t teach people to write well. Writing well is something God lets you do or declines to let you do.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Teaching The Unteachable

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    2 comments to Link marginalia

    • Oh, the good old Dem leadership and the Patriot Act…they might as well put Rs behind their names.

    • I stumbled on your blog because I have another — blogging from the southern Plains! Here’s a writing quote you might like, from Elmore Leonard from an NYTimes article:

      Occasionally he is asked to talk to writing students. “It’s kind of sad,” he said. “They have their pads out and their pens, and they’re ready to hear the secret. You sit down and you start and that’s it.”