Apr. 24th, 2019 07:49 am

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It Lives! The kindle edition of A SECRET GUIDE TO FIGHTING ELDER GODS is finally live on Amazon. The POD will be available in a couple of days. 
Apr. 19th, 2019 12:29 pm


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Epics and Monsters
Jack Graham's posting on Brecht's "Epic theatre" and Love and Monsters helped me better understand a performance of the Threepenny Opera I saw some years ago at the Opera House (thanks to Kyla) and made me ponder the meaning of the fourth wall in the era of the video blog.

Barriers to childhood immunisation: Findings from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children
Anti-vax conspiracy theories and the snake oil merchants who profit from them are a well-known menace to public health; but they are not the main reason why children in Australia miss out on vaccinations.

Seven ways to talk to anti-vaxxers (that might actually change their minds)
Listening to parents with respect, building trust, addressing their concerns.

The magical thinking of guys who love logic
My beliefs are rational, intelligent, logical, unbiased, objective, and factual. My enemies' beliefs are irrational, stupid, illogical, biased, emotional, and insane. Or, in other words, I'm not actually arguing, I'm just patting myself on the back over and over.

Apr. 15th, 2019 02:26 pm

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Blog: Norwescon and New Books. Come see me at Norwescon and get your books signed. Special signing appearance by Seanan McGuire!
Apr. 12th, 2019 03:02 pm

My Goodreads review: The Coming Storm

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The Coming StormThe Coming Storm by Michael Lewis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is another right-sized Audible Original I obtained as a free item for members. It's a deeply frightening, well-researched look at weather forecasting in America, & how data all of us pay (through taxes) to obtain is becoming more & more privatized. Loaded with good science and fascinating personalities, & narrated by the author in a clear though sometimes overly dramatic fashion. Although Big Data is a major part of the narrative, I never felt bored or confused. Lewis weaves his information into anecdotes, rather than dishing it out in indigestible lumps.

There is some political commentary here, but nothing overt or extreme. Recommended for the scientifically curious, or anyone interested in how high-level decision making actually affects ordinary Americans (farmers in particular) in risky situations. I'm not sure the length justifies spending a whole credit, but it's definitely something to pounce on as a discounted or free item.

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