This is petty. I realize this. I went to Panera Bread yesterday to do some writing (out of work early), and this really annoying guy was working at the bakery counter. Luckily, he didn’t take my order. For example, this older gent walks up to the counter with an older lady, pretty obviously his wife. …

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Variable Star

By Robert A. Heinlein and Spider Robinson. It’s hard to judge a book like this–a plot written by the late Heinlein (it’s definitely a Heinlein plot…oh, it’s a Heinlein plot), but the story was actually written by Spider Robinson, a man who much admired Heinlein, but who has entirely different sensibilities. He wasn’t instructed to …

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Ray’s totally into Scooby Doo right now. We watched Scooby Doo: Where’s My Mummy? tonight. There’s a part where Fred is trying to put himself in Scooby and Shaggy’s places in order to figure out where they might be, and mimics their voices. So imagine my amusement when I was watching the credits, and the …

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You know the part of the novel when you’re done with the beginning and just beginning the middle? I hate it. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. I have finally passed it, and I only have another six thousand words to do tomorrow before I’m caught up again. For now. (NaNoWriMo.)

Morals and Ethics

Sorry. Philsophical day. I am vehemently against adult human beings following a moral system over an ethical one. The reason the 10 Athetistic Commandments bother me so much is that they outline yet another moral system, in place of an ethical one, with the very people you’d hope would reject morals. You could take them …

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First thing this morning. Electronic voting machine (solo), down. It took me five years to trust electronic deposits. It’ll take a lot longer to trust these jokers.