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A few good eggs

18 Oct

A few good eggs

If you think about eggs for a while, you have to admit: Eggs are creepy. Or at least eating them is creepy. Basically, you’re eating what would have turned into a cute, fluffy little chick. And then I feel guilty because some poor hen has spent a considerable amount of time and energy creating a pile of eggs, and just as she’s about to settle in with them, someone swoops in to snatch her clutch. All so I can have breakfast! (more…)

The flying squirrel

17 Oct

The flying squirrel

The weird thing about traveling so much is that I can’t finish anything. I start e-mails, movies, stories, and everything else, but distraction or exhaustion keep me from completing things. About the only thing I can finish is a book, which feels like a luxury. Given a five-hour flight, I can knock out a medium-sized novel (Little Bee most recently), and that makes up for the screaming children and turbulence and so forth. (more…)