Three Minor News Items and Moving Pictures

  • I spent much of today reading and responding to SQUIDs, so if you sent one in the last, um, two months, you should receive a reply by the end of the week.
  • Barack Obama -- the man who I sincerely hope will be the next President of the United States, for his vision, fairmindedness, honesty, and dedication to consensus, and because people do not actively hate him -- will be speaking in Brooklyn next week. Get your tickets here.
  • I just joined FreeCycle in order to get rid of a vaporizer that was taking up space in my apartment, and it is a very neat thing.
  • Want to watch an excerpt from a book I'm editing? This is pretty much the first six chapters, except we won't have the funky music. (Check out this awesome fight scene too.)