Spring! Rollerblading! The Future!
The weather has been fantastic here, and we've officially declared it rollerblading and moped weather, back at last! Allysen and I have been out on our skates two days in a row, and can't wait to get back in shape. (Aachh—my $%^back*()&!) Plus, we went tooling on our two-wheeled steeds, Dracos and Buckbeak, the other evening. Fantastic!
As Spring gears up, so too do the local journeyman SF/F writers. Craig Gardner and I are about to crank up our third annual Advanced Writing workshop for graduates of our fall Ultimate SF Writing workshops. We've got a good crew of students, most from our Fall 2009 group, but a couple from earlier groups, as well. We start next Sunday. It'll be fun to see what folks are working on.
Finally, one of my old Launchpad Astronomy Workshop buddies, Tempest Bradford, invited me to contribute to the inaugural "Burning Question" feature of Laptop Magazine online: Which technology makes you feel like you're living in the future? Check out my thoughts along with those of John Scalzi, Tobias Bucknell, Eileen Gunn, Charlie Stross, and others.