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"I read my eyes out"

I am back from a successful colloquium in Indianapolis (which included an unexpected and thoroughly fantastic opportunity to see Lyle Lovett perform at a private industry party in the hotel in which I was staying), a bit under the weather and very much behind reading everyone's posts. I hope all is well with you, my friends!

In the meantime, a few quick notes:

*The SciFiDimensions Podcast has a particularly insightful interview with Cory Doctorow, author of the "must read" new novel Little Brother, here. I highly recommend listening.

* The July/August issue of the Saint Austin Review is completely dedicated to essays, reviews, and artwork
related to J.R.R. Tolkien

* As it turns out, my article "Florida's Forgotten Rebels: Rediscovering the Most Successful Slave Revolt in American History" did not win the 2008 Southern California Journalism Award, but the Los Angeles Press Club did give it the Honorable Mention for "Best Entertainment Review/Criticism/Column." Of course I was thrilled even to be named a finalist, so the Honorable Mention came as a happy surprise.

"I read my eyes out and can't read half enough. ... The more one reads the more one sees we have to read."
John Adams to Abigail Adams (Dec. 12, 1794)


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Jun. 25th, 2008 01:49 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! *waves*

The St Austin Review is definitely on my wants list, although it isn't available over here yet!

ETA: And I'm sorry to hear you aren't feeling well! Have a *hug* and a *doggie*

Edited at 2008-06-25 02:07 pm (UTC)
Jun. 27th, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! Hugs and doggies both work wonders. :)
Jun. 25th, 2008 01:58 pm (UTC)
Do I know you? How did you get on my f-list? :)))


Welcome back! Wow - Lyle Lovett does private parties? Do we think that's COOL, or SAD...?
Jun. 27th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Wait - I know I know you. It'll come to me in a minute. *snaps fingers* You look familiar, at any rate. Maybe we ran into each other in some nineteenth-century opium den somewhere?


Thanks for the welcome back! The party was more cool than sad, I think: it was an industry event, somehow (though I never got all the details) related to the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show. The rumor was that it was the birthday of either Bob, Tom, or the wife of one of them. I got the impression that the legitimate attendees - in contrast to party crashers like yours truly - were mostly "in the business." At any rate, that man can play.
Jun. 25th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
I look forward to checking out the podcast later on.

Win or honorable mention, I am sure it is just wonderful to have your work taken note of and appreciated. Congratulations once again!

I've been meaning to read the John & Abigail Adams letters. What a fascinating relationship.
Jun. 27th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so very much for your kind words. :) I agree about the relationship between John and Abigail Adams - utterly fascinating!
Jun. 26th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Congrats on the honorable mention, and may you be feeling better soon!
Jun. 27th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, on both counts! My apologies on being so terribly behind on LJ. I hope to catch up very soon!
Oct. 17th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
love some Lyle
When we got married the first song we played for the reception was "She's no lady, she's my wife." Enjoying the blog.
Oct. 17th, 2008 10:35 am (UTC)
Re: love some Lyle
When we got married the first song we played for the reception was "She's no lady, she's my wife." Enjoying the blog.

That is seriously brilliant. :)
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