Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Short Shorts

From the Wish I Would Have Said That department:
Watching the political scene these past weeks is giving me a migraine of epic proportions.
One would have thought that the old elephant wouldn't forget, but like a one-trick pony, the boys and girls are out there spouting the same old party rhetoric, making the same old empty promises to the public, and the same dirty deals in the back-room with the real brokers of power (Big Pharma, the banks and brokerage houses, and all the looters and polluters).
How quickly we forget the mess left by the last old elephant, and quickly we blame those who are cleaning it up for not doing it quickly enough.

Thomas Friedman at the New York Times has an excellent take on the economy in todays Opinion: Adults Only, Please.
Random Acts

In the I don't know Art, but I know what I like department:
If you're in London this week, stop by the Tate Museum: British artist Chris Ofili, best known for working with elephant dung, opens at Tate Britain today.
From the Writing Well:
Occasionally, a new writer comes along that simply dazzles me with their talent. Kate Quinn is one such writer.
In her forthcoming (release date 6 April) novel, Mistress of Rome, published by Berkeley Trade, she brings us a an intriguing story based on the life and death of one of Rome’s most depraved Emperors.
Kate takes us back to first century Rome: a world of depravity, blood, and secrets. The enigmatic Emperor Domitian watches over all, fearing murder from every side . . . except from the woman who fascinates him most.
In the end, the life of the brilliant and ruthless Domitian lies in the hands of one woman: a slave girl who has come to be called the Mistress of Rome.

... and finally, the Missing Links:
Erin Evans writes about on Writing a Shared-World Novel in her Being A Hack Column
... and Hayes Roberts on Invisible Alligators.

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