Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
On the flip side, we do well to remember that we all contribute to the problem as this article that Killpoets found points out.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
It's an interesting time to be jumping into a publishing career. Chat rooms and articles on the topic are very gloomy and doomy, with factors and debates including corporate publishing houses vs. mom and pop publishers, huge chain bookstores replacing independent local booksellers, and ebooks and online journals replacing print. While many consider it a crisis, I am actually optimistic and excited about entering entering this field at just this time. It seems that the publishing industry will need a complete restructuring and update and I'm up for it! This fantastic (and optimistic) article talks about the history, many of the concerns, and some solutions for the future success of publishing.
Monday, September 15, 2008
According to this article, I now have to choose between life and moisturized elbows. Oh, what an unfair choice. The question is: is life worth living if it has to be lived with dry elbows? I might rather go ahead and die, but die moisturized. Although the 100 toxic chemicals emitted by my vinyl shower curtain will probably do me in first.
Friday, September 12, 2008
August 31st has been a stop-everything-and-celebrate day for me for 15 years or so - it is Keiko's birthday. And later (for me) it became Zeb's birthday as well, so now that day pretty much wonderfully overtakes my life for a week before and after. I love August 31st. This year I combined two of my favorite things, August 31st and Etsy. This is what I came up with:
For Keiko: Domino Pendant from Gentle Suds
For Zeb: Oil painting entitled On The Green from Studio236
Companion painting The Sandtrap from Studio 236.
I did stray from Etsy for one item this birthday. Supporting artists' directly is very important, but so is finding the perfect gift that just screams out someone's name. And so far no one on Etsy makes these, and I just had to have it for my boy.
Could it get any more Boy than a lego ipod dock? (Don't tell him it came from the girly Paper Source.) It was a one time exception though, I'm already planning an Etsy Christmas.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Emiliana Torrini's new album, Me and Armini, is one of the best I've heard in a long time. Zeb even voluntarily puts it on and he hasn't liked a new album since 1989. The girl is good. Me trying to sound like Sasha Frere-Jones about it here.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
The delay on this review was not because the book was uninteresting, but rather it was too interesting. I savored it. I didn't want it to end but my two week turnaround deadline was long past so I finally finished it and wrote the review. All I really want to say about this book is READ IT!! But Blogcritics frowns on too many caps and exclamation points so the dry, stuffy, real review is here.