I think this is the sign that I am well and truly a San Diegan. When I start complaining if the temperature is over 78, then I will be one of the people who amused me when I first moved here: Unhappy with anything outside of the 68 - 78 degree range for temperature.
I did not get to rollerblade today, not because it was too cold, but because I had to pick up Petunia and her Lego team for our last practice before the Lego League Expo. I missed my rollerblade, but this also nicely sidesteps the question of whether or not I would actually go rollerblading when the temperature is below 60 degrees.
ANYHOW... on to the links.
In self-promotional links:
I wrote up the second part of our NZ vacation.
The Lilies of Dawn is on sale for $0.99 at Kobo right now. This may only be in the US - I am not sure.
In addition, you can get Tattoo and Both Sides of My Skin for 40% off with the promo code 40FEB, but this may be limited to Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
All Annorlunda ebooks are always sold DRM-free, so you can buy from Kobo and read on any ereader.
In other links.. I don't have a lot, partly because I've been really busy and partly because I was reading Exit West for my book club. I recommend it highly.
This is a good explanation of Hoda Muthana's case. Although she is perhaps not the most sympathetic person, I think we should be really careful about rendering a person stateless and the fact that the vagaries of citizenship laws around the world makes it relatively easy to render someone stateless should give us pause.
Finally, an answer to the question of why do zebras have stripes?
The Elizabeth & Clarke brand of women's clothing looks interesting... has anyone tried it?
In recommended listening... I found Ezra Klein's conversation with philosopher Kate Manne really interesting.
I'm really enjoying Maggie Smith's daily goals. In response to a question someone posted, she said she's writing them for herself, using social media as a way to remind herself of her goals as she's going through a divorce (along the same lines as my "make social media work for you" philosophy!) and it is a happy accident that so many other people are finding them useful.
Today’s goal: Get back up. Dust yourself off. Remember that you’re playing the long game, and trust that over time, the good days will outnumber the bad. Do what you can to make this day more livable than yesterday. Keep moving.— Maggie Smith (@maggiesmithpoet) February 21, 2019
February 15, 2019