1. Been out of town and, since I bought books while gone, the nightstand pile threatens to overwhelm me (as does the laundry, the still-packed suitcase on the living room floor, the preschool emails that came in while I was gone, and the general trivality of life).
2. Obama is ahead by 50% in our precinct as of this incredibly early moment.
3. My story, The Artists Colony, is up and running, at fivechapters.com . I love the way Five Chapters serializes stories. Wouldn’t it be great if such ideas revolutionized the always-moribund short story market? If people started reading stories at work the way they check blogs?
4. From the NYTimes review of a new book out (Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob, by Lee Siegal):
Siegal argues that the Internet invites people to ‘carefully craft their privacy into a marketable, public style.’
Ah, yes, that Pristine Surface . Given my recent online pub, and the fact that a few people from that site may wander to this site, I should be using this space to wax eloquent about something.
Instead, you get this.