Friday, October 26, 2018

Weekend Reading: The Just Keep Writing Edition

The news just keeps getting more distressing. I don't know what to do other than keep writing postcards, so that's what I'm doing.

I have a couple of self-promo things to share:

The Inconvenient God is now available on Scribd. I'm still waiting for it to show up in Overdrive, but its appearance in Scribd shows it is making its way through the distribution systems. It is doing well and getting good reviews and that makes me happy!

Another thing that makes happy: I added the multiple choice quiz to the first "Where in the World" post on Adjusted Latitudes. I'd like to add another post this weekend, but I'm not sure I'll have time. I am proofreading the paperback version of The Dodo Knight, one of the books I'll be releasing next year, and I want to get that done this weekend so that I can order the proofs as soon as I get the final cover from my cover designer. I need copies to submit to the "big" review sites (Publisher's Weekly, etc) and they require copies to be submitted 4 months before publication.

I am also supposed to write my next Management Monthly newsletter. I didn't get anything new written to share there this month, which is a bummer. I should perhaps let that newsletter go... but it is my newsletter with the most subscribers, so it feels a bit backwards to close it down and keep the others. But maybe I will if I keep not writing new posts over at my real name site.

And it is also our school's jogathon weekend. Mr. Snarky will take the kids without me, but Petunia wants me to come... and maybe I will.

So we'll see if I get to a new Adjusted Latitudes post or not!

In actual links... I don't have a lot this week. Here's what I have:

I like Ezra Klein's suggestion of organizing around a push to strengthen democracy.

This is a long but good read about something I think about a lot: The amount of risk we in America have decided should be carried by individuals instead of buffered by society.

Here's something that is a different type of scary than the usual things I link to: Ed Yong on accute flaccid myelitis, a rare but potentially very serious disease.

The Vatican has created a Pokemon Go-like game where you collect saints and I think this is awesome (even though I do not believe in saints and will not get the game...)

If you like Kacey Musgraves, you should check this out.

In recommended listening: I found the recent The Weeds episode about climate change helpful for thinking about what we still might be able to do and how to approach the issue given our current political reality.


1 comment:

  1. Love the Kacey Musgraves link. Been a while since I said hi, but I'm still reading.


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