When I get a little money, I buy books and tea…

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Upton Tea (A local company, very close to here in Hopkinton Massachusetts) is my preferred tea purveyor and has been for years. Inexpensive, perfect customer service, and what they don’t spend on marketing they pend on providing awesome tea at low prices. I celebrated a long-delayed check with some green tea, which arrived today. And [...]

Chairs kill (The daily commute, 2013 edition…)

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Like many people in my line of work, I suffer from a few of the drawbacks of typing for a living. One of those is sedentism (a bunch of my writer friends and I tend to refer to our butts as our “street cred”–wordcount is produced by Butt In Chair) and another one is the [...]

What a day for a new year…

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

…okay, a bit late, but I’ve been busy! I’ve recommenced work on Steles of the Sky, which cannot be finished soon enough to suit me at this point, but will probably take another couple of months at least. It’s the Only Thing On My To-Do List until it’s done. And then I have a metric [...]

The road winds ever on–

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

I got 3200 words yesterday, which makes up for being a bit, er, distracted on Monday. (Friends, hurricane, you know how it goes.) Today, I have to try to get quota before leaving to go rock climb, so that’s what I’m going to do essentially the instant I hit post on this blog. I’m just [...]

Because everything is better with dragonflies…

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Tea today:Stash’s wonderful Mangosteen Green with half a lemon in it. Teacup today: dragonfly bowl. Look at the color of this stuff. It’s jut beautiful. Taste is tart and fruity, a tiny bit astringent. Yum. Sun is coming out. We lost a lilac and some gutter: we got off easy, considering what’s going on just [...]

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Well, I remember back in the dim mists of 2005, when Hammered was published, at least one reader informed me loftily that it seemed extremely unlikely that we’d see an R-hurricane in October. Of course, even when the book was published, it had already happened several times… and now, a mere seven years later, October [...]