It’s been a busy day today, working from home (as best I can, since I’m having trouble connecting to the office), and going to the doctor (nothing to worry about, I promise). So here are some unrelated links and announcements.
- One of my photos has been chosen as the Photo of the Month at MiamiStories. I’m a little surprised, since I’m such an amateur with a camera, but what the heck! Incidentally, the photo was taken from my parking space, where the guy got shot. (See previous entry.)
- Also new on MiamiStories, the Half Mad Spinster herself, Mary T, provides the current featured story. Now how, might you ask, did a woman from Cincinnati land a story on a site about Miami? Read it and find out.
- I’ve been discovering some nice websites for interesting authors lately. One of my favorite authors, Ray Bradbury, has an interesting place, even if he himself doesn’t use a computer. Less well-known but no less fabulous writer Jonathan Carroll has a great site which features alternate endings for his novels, his essays on living in Vienna, and even a regular page of correspondence with his fans. (It’s a beautifully baroque design, too.) And of course, as many people already know, Neil Gaiman has a site which includes a weblog. Got another to suggest?
- On the subject of the esteemed Mr. Gaiman, his most recent book, Coraline, is absolutely great. You may have a bit of trouble finding it, as it is shelved in most stores with the Young Adult fiction, but it is worth every extra step to locate it. It also has a marvelous website (which is even Mac-friendly, for those who care about such things).
- Here’s an interesting history of the Tarot, for those with a scholarly (or mystical) interest in divination by pasteboard. Also, for those of you who remember it, the Daily Divination will be coming back in the not hideously distant future.
- And a sad note, although one I hope will be corrected soon. I had found the Cocktail Database site, a repository for libation recipes from the dawn of the truly civilized era. Unfortunately, the site seems to be gone now, last call has come and gone. Anyone know of another good site for this kind of thing, where you don’t need to wade through hundreds of shotglass party drinks to find something palatable?