If you’re in Northern Virginia, you’re going to have to get yourself on over to 1601 Collingwood Rd, off Rt 1 in Alexandria (park across the street in the retirement home and tune your radio to 88.1) and see the light show. When I have more time, I’ll post a video.
Discovered through Holly’s Tacky Christmas Lights, this really isn’t tacky in any way. Thoughtful and actually beautiful.
I’ve been talking with my friends at Shelf Unbound about bringing out my two, out-of-print novels, “Second Son,” and “The Outskirts” as ebook “reprints,” and my new novel, “The Final Appearance of America’s Favorite Girl Next Door,” as an original ebook, and so I was really interested in the idea of “social reading” as detailed in this post on Booksquare. Still not sure how this works, but I like it.
Personally, I really admire Blake Gopnik at the Washington Post for trying to be reasonable in a culture that is mostly not reasonable — see Blake Gopnik – Reaction to National Portrait Gallery’s ants-and-crucifix controversy — but it seems entirely pointless. I don’t mean it’s pointless to try to be civil. I mean it’s pointless to try to be reasonable with inherently and determinedly unreasonable people. Continue reading