In November 2014 science fiction and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation’s medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

In her acceptance speech, Le Guin [ht: rw] referred to writers as the “realists of a larger reality”:

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings.

Technical difficulties

Posted: 28 November 2015 in Uncategorized


A reader recently complained that the expansion option for the images in my posts disappeared.

Sorry about that. That option used to exist automatically whenever I posted an image. Now, it seems, I have to add it for each image I post—and I can only do it after the post has been published. Argh!

Anyway, I’ll try my best to remember to do it from now on.


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Travel days

Posted: 25 November 2015 in Uncategorized
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Back on the road for a few days. No posts then until I return. . .

And here [ht: sk] is why we call the iconic bird that is native to North America a “turkey.”