I just read a great essay by Pam Noles about, among other things, the adaptation of "A Legend of Earthsea" by Ursula LeGuin by the SciFi channel last year. I read about this essay in BoingBoing, and there has been some interesting commentary on it. Blog Category:  Science Fiction

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I got a letter in the mail today. It's not really significant, on one level. On the other, it is very significant. What I got in the mail was the confirmation of the appointment I have with Section A of the Committee on Ministry of the Northern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of […]

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Two "events" (I use the term lightly) occured in that world of ones and zeros this week that are worth a mention. I bet that most of you won't care a whole lot one way or the other about either of these, but they are both really interesting object lessons in how the digital world […]

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I have some brilliant friends who will likely never blog (or at least aren't now.) So I thought it might be a good idea for me to provide them with a bit of an audience for their great stuff. So I'm going to blog for them. That is, they will email me their text, and […]

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I caught a glimpse of her yesterday, having gone into the the city (um, that's San Francisco) on BART (um, that's Bay Area Rapid Transit) My urban public persona is very different than my New England semi-rural persona. My urban persona is more distant (behind the iPod), wary, observant, with a little tough swagger, a […]

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I heard a great talk this morning by Herbert Locke, who is a professor at University of Washington. He gave a great talk at the Earl Lectures titled "America and the Theocratic Vision: Why America is Not a Christian Nation (and, Pray God, Never Will Be)". It was a fantastic talk, which looked at the […]

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For those of you who have lived in Berkeley, you know the Berkeley Bowl. I knew about it, but it was always so crowded, and impossible to find parking, that I avoided it. But then, one Monday morning at 10:00 (perfect time to go) I went shopping. And I was a happy camper. I finally […]

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Remember Zork? I can't even begin to think about how many hours my twenty-something self spent exploring the text-only adventure world of Zork. I loved Zork. Two friends independently sent me this hilarious post from defective yeti, which is a blog I have come across, but don't read regularly. It's hilarious. Even if you don't […]

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In the five gazillion blog entries I will not catch up on, was this entry from Treehugger – a great environmental blog. It turns out, that Sweden's goal is to eliminate the use of fossil fuels by the year 2020. Yay Sweden! If they can do it, we can do it. It takes conscious effort, […]

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I'm back from Baja, Mexico. It was a really great trip. The only complaint was that it was a lot colder than we expected – too cold and windy to swim, snorkle or kayak, and we had some really cold nights for sleeping. Otherwise, it was chock full of neat adventures, wonderful conversation, intersesting people, […]

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