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Not a changeling.

Dec
3rd
2018

Scenes From a Fire · 7:59am December 3rd

By now you should have already seen my report from the Camp Fire. This isn't that. There, I tried to put the disaster in its larger context. Here, I just want to offer little snatches of experiences from my seven days in the dead zone.

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Nov
15th
2018

My Little Po-Mo: (Last-Minute) Signal Boost · 5:17am November 15th

Apologies for my brevity; I'm writing this in between shifts of a Search & Rescue deployment out to Paradise, California -- site of the Camp Fire, which making the news as the most destructive fire in the state's history. (And also breaking other records: the search manager said the 550+ personnel combing through the town today are believed to make this California's largest SAR deployment ever.)

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Nov
11th
2018

As California burns · 3:39am November 11th

Less than fifty miles from my house, the real world is indistinguishable from a postapocalyptic video game.

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Oct
8th
2018

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Back When Tigers Used To Smoke" · 12:48am October 8th

Have you ever wondered why ancient pegasi told their foals never to build houses in anger?  Or why the ground-bound kirin say an inattentive individual "has their head in the clouds"? Do rumors of a walking mountain in the Dragon Lands pique your curiosity?

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Oct
3rd
2018

Not dead · 1:17am October 3rd

Just faking it pretty well due to an ongoing combination of RL factors. And watching my notifications climb (there's 871 unread items in my feed). It's long past time to call a notification amnesty, so I'm gonna do it before it hits four digits. (Amnesty means I won't be making any effort to hit the backlog, so if there's anything you've posted in the last … um, two months … that you think I'd find cool, please tell me in comments.)

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Aug
15th
2018

Off to Worldcon! · 9:27pm August 15th

The roving science fiction and fantasy convention known as Worldcon — home of the Hugo Awards, and attractant for a giant glob of professional SFF authors, creators, and fans — is in California this year! It’s been on my bucket list for a while, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to go when it was right in my backyard.

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Jul
20th
2018

Commencing solar orbit #42 · 6:54pm July 20th

Allow me to be self-indulgent for a moment, and celebrate surviving another year! The last 365 days have been a heck of a ride; I'd try to unpack it a little more, but I'm getting pulled out the door to head out into the mountains for swimming purposes. (Which is far from the worst way to spend your birthday.)

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May
30th
2018

Three unrelated things · 2:23am May 30th

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Here's something that might help you authors with your future writing projects — I discovered on Sunday that the back seat of a police cruiser is a LOT less comfortable than you'd assume.

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May
23rd
2018

I exist · 5:16am May 23rd

So there's been ... an awful lot going on in my life lately. And as is usual for me when there's an awful lot to say, I lock up and go silent, and nothing gets said. :ajsleepy: Alas, this is not the State of the Author post where I catch everyone up — I'm still working my way up to that one. At least I can break my silence with this in the meantime.

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May
10th
2018

Conventions: summer 2018 edition · 8:38am May 10th

I'm working on a State of the Horizon post, but in the meantime, a few quick con-related things:

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