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1. I've started a more public, and more regularly updated, blog on the psychology of sustainability--also on portable sensors, games for change, local foods, and my various other sustainability-related obsessions.

2. Speaking of local foods, our CSA for the past 2 weeks has been full of mushrooms.  This on top of the entirely non-local dried porcini and preserved truffles that showed up for the holidays. There has been mushroom quiche, and mushroom pasta, and cow-share steak with porcini butter.  And I still have to find something to do with the last truffle and a bag of shitakes.  This is not a hardship.

3. I just read Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel.  Fairies in Dust-Bowl-era Kansas, magic based on folk and blues and swing and jazz music, and honest explorations of racial politics.  Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mrissa for the recommendation.

4. I am now reading Ascension: A Tangled Axon Novel by Jacqueline Koyanagi. This appears to be Firefly fanfic with the serial numbers heavily filed off and replaced by better world-building.  And set in a universe where the unmarked state is dark-skinned lesbian.  If you wanted a novel like that--and don't pretend you didn't--this is totally the novel that you wanted.

5. This item is self-referential.

Date: 2014-01-29 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] londonbard.livejournal.com
I've just become one of your followers.

Date: 2014-01-30 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashnistrike.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2014-01-29 06:27 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beamjockey.livejournal.com
Blog? I'm bookmarking that!

Date: 2014-01-30 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashnistrike.livejournal.com
Awesome, thanks!

Date: 2014-01-29 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rysmiel.livejournal.com
I have Ascension on my inpile by virtue of [livejournal.com profile] hawkwing_lb's review; you make it sound interesting but a little bit less close to the space I am writing in than I had thought.
Edited Date: 2014-01-29 05:23 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-01-30 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashnistrike.livejournal.com
Aside from the inclusion of spaceships and queer people and good writing, it is pretty much nothing like Vega Victrix.

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