Well, it looks like the world is still here. I’ve been so busy that it has been hard to find a moment to breathe. Much of the busy-ness is good, there’s just too much of it! So this moment represents an attempt to breathe, and what better way to do that than to write a short, reflective post?
Snow has fallen after months here in the Northeastern US. It is at the moment just a thin blanket but I am still astonished at how a snowfall changes everything. Sounds are muffled and the world becomes luminous. My appreciation of snow is tempered by the need to shovel it when it is above a couple of inches, but for the moment it is nice to watch it falling outside my window. Over a cup of tea and samosas it would be perfect, but I have no milk and no samosas. Sigh.
There is an interesting discussion about Climate Change over at Strange Horizons to which I’ve contributed. Worth checking out. See here for a roundtable with some pretty cool authors and here for my article on the Durban talks in December.
That’s all, folks, for now.