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April 14th, 2011

Writer's Block: Making a better day

If you were given one magic wish to improve the world, for what would you wish?

Oh, that's easy. I'd make it IMPOSSIBLE for a driver to make a turn or change lanes without using his FREAKING TURN SIGNAL.

Or give me a roof mounted .50 cal machine gun, and I'll take care of the matter.

Today's the day Jessica Subject is featuring me and Storm Chaser on her "blogoversary" celebration. It includes an early look at the cover art, which we were going to put on my website first but haven't had time for yet. There's also a partially unreleased excerpt of my novel, and a chance to win a free copy:

http://networkedblogs.com/gD2lu

SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK

 

            Last week we discussed the entomology of ants, or possibly the antymology of  location names, or the etymology of naming ants. It turns out that many of the names of our familiar towns, counties, and other places have interesting origins, although I’m not sure South Bend or Fort Wayne are anything more than obvious.      

(As an aside, I always got a kick out of the moment in the movie Planet of the Apes, when an ape refuses to believe that the crash landed astronaut could have grown up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Who, he inquired, would name a town after a fort?)Collapse )

 

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