clues at the scene

clues at the scene

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Where I write

There is a series of "where I write" photos from accomplished scifi authors. Where I write

I've enjoyed these images a great deal. I suspect we're all pack rats of one sort or another. I've made a huge effort at cleaning up and getting rid of tons of stuff not essential to the job at hand. I'm fortunate to have quite a nice space for our home library. I'm also lucky in that I don't have to share it for any other purpose.

The foxhound, beagle, and large cat may say otherwise but I'm sticking with that story.

To that end, I have a partial image of my desk to share :

There is the low-tech Rolodex of some years. It works when all else fails. There is a "suffering bastard" tiki mug which holds a collection of very nice pens and a couple of the required sharpies. There is the skull - one must know one's self. There is the _OED_ which is surprisingly handy. There is the gem : the two volume set of _The Complete Far Side_.

My old college buddy Gene has a fine bookstore and he sold me this copy. Great having Gene near. I'm quite fortunate to end up in this part of the world with him.

I find the oddest bits of "The Far Side" inspirational. If I can do in text what Gary Larson has done in images, I'll be pretty happy.

The picture isn't very good. I have fourteen large windows in the library and so everything is bleached out to the image processor.

As a follow-up to my recent activities other than writing - another image :

Woolly Worm. He's headed south in this picture. I think the winter is going to be a beast.

I'm done with the obligatory activities other than writing for a bit. Now, writing.

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