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Book Festival Saturday

L.A. Times Festival of Books is upon us this weekend.* Two events of note: WriteGirl reading on the Etc. stage: 10:30 am Saturday. My mentee and I will be there. WriteGirl booth: (# 653) I’ll be working the booth from 11-12 Saturday. (It’s down on the Food Stage level) Come on by! The rest is […]

How much?!? 2.0

Lisa Williams contemplates the Where 2.0 conference.

Air-drop Rocket launch today

Launch from Vandenberg today. Early afternoon local (Pacific) time. Vehicle will be air-dropped from an L-1011 jumbo jet staged from Vandenberg AFB. Payload is the AIM scientific satellite. Targeted launch time is 13:26:49. The booster will insert the payload into a 600-kilometer, sun-synchronous, noon-midnight polar orbit NASA-TV coverage from 3-6 eastern, noon-3 Pacific. AIM scientific […]

More Haiku

This came to me in email from a friend. Have no idea whether he penned it or picked it up from somewhere: It’s called Jewish Haiku: Is one Nobel Prize so much to ask from a child after all I’ve done?

Make this earth day the last one

WorldChanging says: “By making this Earth Day our last, we can signal that the time for mere awareness is over, and the time for real transformation has arrived.” [via Kottke]

Clicks, morter, booksellers and housing market

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: California Authors provides a tale of two booksellers: Best of Times: Jeff Bezos of Amazon just plunked down $30 million for a Beverly Hills estate 12,000 square feet. Worst of Times: San Francisco independent bookseller store owner Andy Ross is closing Cody’s books […]