Simply Trying to Hear It

This video by “recreational mathemusician” Vi Hart, called “Twelve Tones,” is half an hour long, in addition to which, once you watch it, you’ll want to watch it again. It’s so worth it. I’m not sure how it’ll be to watch if you have no music literacy whatsoever, but in case it’s helpful, here’s the… Read more »

The Inception Trailer Redubbed in A Cappella

I have many deep and meaningful thoughts to blog, but I’ve been too busy doing important things like eating a double-decker peanut butter, banana, and honey sandwich while sitting in a kayak in the middle of a lake next to some loons. So this will have to do for now: have you seen/heard the a… Read more »

Links Before Leaving

I have a to-do list the length of, um, something long (why did I set myself up to have to take time to think up a clever metaphor?) so this will be quick, but — I’m reading a very funny book. It’s called Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School: Book the First) and is by Gail… Read more »

Happy Spring

Sure is spring-like around here. This No Blogging thing is intensely peaceful, but I thought I’d break in with a few things that’ve been piling up. First, the Horn Book Magazine asked me what’s the strangest children’s book I’ve ever read… so I wrote them a little piece about Moomins. If you can’t get your… Read more »

Sleep, Pretty Darling, Do Not Cry… and Other Thursday Randutiae

Happy Pan-Universal Be Who You Are Day! Someone who uses voice recognition software and draws should start a VRS comic strip. The objects that appear suddenly in my scenes because my VRS has misunderstood me are visually amusing. I just dictated the line, “‘I will,’ she said with a sob,” and my VRS typed, “‘I… Read more »

NCTE-ALAN. Also, fun things.

I would like a poster of today’s xkcd to hang on my wall: Diagram of the Up Goer Five. Also, I like this (surreal!) video about Finnish ice fisherpeople. ****** Okay. Here’s my public events schedule for NCTE-ALAN in Vegas next weekend. Location of all events: The MGM Grand Hotel & Casino | 3799 Las… Read more »