Monday, May 30, 2016

New Post on Cooking With Delagar


Another post on Cooking with Delagar? Already?!

Yep! It's on Beef Stew, or stewed beef, really.  Go Here.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

What I've Been Reading Lately

Now that I'm done with teaching, at least until Summer II, I'm writing non-stop, and also reading a lot.

Here's some of what I've been reading (only the good stuff -- the books I've read and not liked are left off this list.)

Eleanor Arnason, Hwarhath Stories

Doing a long review of this elsewhere. For now, just saying this is the best of all the books I've read recently. Get it now!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Kid's Comic Updates!

The kid's new comic updated!

Early reviews: The best online comic with only four pages so far, one reviewer states.

I couldn't agree more.

Read Fragile here.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Remember That Cooking Blog I Have?

I finally put up a new post.

I was reading a British mystery novel, and the main characters had baps for breakfast.

You had what? I thought to myself, and looked this strange item up on the internet.

That's how I spent a large portion of the past several days researching what baps are, and how one makes them, and the best recipes for baps, and how to make baps in America.

Then today I made some.

I'm happy to report they're lovely.

Here's the recipe, over on Cooking With Delagar: Baps.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Grades Are In, Summer Begins

I have submitted my last set of grades (go me), and now my first true summer break in -- good shit, thirteen years? Yes, thirteen years -- is about to begin.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Oh My God, Tear This Guy Apart

So, you might have heard -- yesterday Obama issued a directive ordering US public schools to allow students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.

The Far-Right Conservatives promptly lost their nut.

On my FB page, students I respect, who are intelligent and well-read, good-hearted, but who are conservative Christians, are likewise losing it over this.  Apparently respecting the rights of trans children, well, it's just a step too far.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ethics, Morals, "Christians"

My kid took the English AP exam yesterday.

"How'd you do?" I asked when she got home.

"Kicked its ass," she said.

I was not at all surprised, obviously.  As the child of not one but two English Ph.Ds, one of us a fiction writer, the other a poet, she's been raised around books and reading, discussions of language and literature, grammar and rhetoric, all her life.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

New Comic from Our Favorite Artist

The kid's new comic has dropped!

It's a quest story -- a wolf mother who has taken up with a one-winged exile (who has a troubled past) is seeking her lost son. In the course of this quest, they become entangled with a revolution on the edge of explosion.

You can view it here: Fragile. 

Updates twice weekly.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

The 100 Must-Read SF Books by Female Authors -- A Challenge List

You might have seen this post, over at Book Riot: a list of the top 100 SF/F books by women writers. Some of my favorites are missing, but still! Not a bad list to start with.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Cat Pictures, Please

Update: Due to Tom Mays' withdrawal -- good for him, by the way! -- "Cat Pictures, Please" is now a Hugo Nominee.  Yay!

So yesterday we're driving to the bookstore, as we do, and Dr. Skull says to me, he says, "Hey, did you hear about that idiot that's trying to wreck the Hugos?"