“Weirdest fucking thing just happened. I’m walking down near Fenway and the world goes black and white. What’s that about?”
As I sat down to write this, my first inclination was to trash New York City. “I hate it here!” I’d say. Then I remembered that’s ridiculous. I’ve barely been out of Manhattan in the five or six times that I’ve been here for Affiliate Summit East (as I am now). Okay, then. “I hate Manhattan! I’m over it!” I’d say. Then I remembered that I’ve barely been out of Times Square, really.
“What you have to understand is that fairies don’t want to hurt anyone.”
One fairy decides that might not be the best policy. New in the library is a short story, just over a thousand words, starring a fairy called Ocean Mist who lives on a mountain. This young fairy worries that she’ll lose her tree when the big folk get too near. She doesn’t want to lose her home, thank-you-very-much, and decides to take rather unfairy-like measures.
As I’ve resolved to write more frequently, so have I resolved to read more frequently. And I’ve done something that only a few years ago, I would have sworn I’d never do: I bought a Kindle. That’s it, right there in the picture. I’ve owned it for nearly three weeks now. Specifically, it’s the Fire HD 8, which I understand is not technically a “Kindle”, but bear with me. I have my reasons.
This is not a review. For one thing, I’m not a reviewer; I do not review things (at least, not well). For another, reviewers get their reviews out on the evening of an event or the day following. Neil Gaiman, in Houston, spoke to a crowd of 2,600 at the Brown Theater at the Wortham Center last Saturday, and today is not Sunday.
I quit Twitter in 2013. Right around the same time that I stopped podcasting and blogging, I ditched the social network. I’d been using it almost religiously since May 2007. I had racked up more than 14,500 tweets. A couple of months ago, guilted into it by The Bossman, I started using it again. Only… something was different. Twitter changed when I wasn’t looking.