Not-Hurricane Bill Failed to Raise Any Monsters From the Depths

I’m pretty sure we were promised by the media that the dread lord Cthulhu would be coming in last night riding atop not-a-hurricane Bill’s back, wearing a cowboy hat and making good use of a lasso to communicate his terrible Will to the state legislature. Seeing that I instead find myself at the office with meetings going as scheduled, I feel that perhaps the news stations over-hyped the likelihood of Apocalypse.  

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Do you fear what I fear? A meditation on the holiday season

An unseasonal frozen hell approaches North America. Do you fear what I fear? To some people, the colder months mean a time of family and celebration, feasting and joy. Some of us, however, know the horrible truth. Winter is a time of demons, of death, of confronting natural forces that can lay waste to entire civilizations, through starvation, disease, and madness.  We take comfort in the gatherings, and we are deeply grateful for the feasting, but at the bottom of our shadowed hearts is the understanding that we gather because there is strength in numbers. If the day finally comes that the screaming winds of winter shatter out of a… Read More

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What I read on Friday

Friday is here.  To celebrate I am including two anecdotes about my day. A coworker showed up with amazing chocolate cupcakes. This makes me self-conscious because I’m planning to get up early tomorrow to make chocolate cupcakes for my boyfriend’s birthday party (but they’re not traditional cake cupcakes, they’re going to be my ridiculous dark chocolate pumpkin bread in cupcake form).  Coworker’s cupcakes have beautiful, perfect, home made frosting in a delightful pink shade balanced with chocolate chips.  My frosting execution tends to look like something about to creep, and leap, that one should generally beware of. Anyways, here’s some marketing stuff, an article on how cool volcanoes are, a… Read More

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What I read on Tuesday

Continuing the experiment of noting how I waste my time. Today’s reading includes edible unspeakable horrors, the secret eldritch ceremonies of those who control the internet, Apple CEO Tim Cook telling climate deniers to suck it, and a real magic ring you can buy on Kickstarter that works with your smartphone. The Guardian: Tim Cook tells climate change sceptics to ditch Apple shares “When we work on making our devices accessible by the blind, I don’t consider the bloody ROI,” Cook said, adding that the same sentiment applied to environmental and health and safety issues. He told Danhof that if he did not believe in climate change, he should sell his Apple… Read More

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