Thursday, October 06, 2005

Fame. Fortune. Really Fast Cars.

It looks like I may be appearing in an 'podcast' interview in another couple of days, to talk about the Writers of the Future anthology and constest.

Further bulletins as events warrant.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Time to weigh in on the Flu

I haven't posted anything because I figure anyone reading me is reading Medley, anyway, and I'm only cribbing from her.

However.

Pandemic Influenza: Risk Communication: The Teachable Moment by Peter M. Sandman and Jody Lanard.

Georgie seems to think that military personnel would be well put to use in a pandemic. What are they going to do, shoot at viruses? I remain oddly unconvinced by anything this administration says. I wonder why. Oh, yes, that's right: September 11th, Iraq, Osama, Katrina, FEMA, gutting the Endangered Species Act, 'clean air' that isn't, tax cuts for the wealthy as opposed to the poor, rampant cronyism and incompetence, torture in my name, extraordinary rendition, and the current saber rattling with Iran and the always-exciting North Korea.

The Flu Wiki

World Health Organization

Pandemic Flu Awareness Week

I tell you what I want, if I have to hunker down. I want a LifeStraw, because you know what? I can afford to spend $15 on a 50 pounds of rice, and I can trap squirrels if I darn well have to, the cats would love that, but I don't have the money to be stocking and rotating water.

What disturbs me, deeply, is that I live in a city with a high population of 'annual transients' -- college students. Who may or may not have money, but certainly won't have their heads screwed on straight if something happens. Not to mention live in cramped environs.

Monday, October 03, 2005