June 23rd, 2006

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Brief Personal Update

Just checking in with everyone...

There's been a lot I wanted to blog about this week, including some fascinating articles in the New York Times (Perfect Vision Is Helping and Hurting Navy and In Wal-Mart's Home, Synagogue Signals Growth). However, it's been a busy week for me. I've had two writing projects I had to complete, plus two spingboards/outlines to work on...and that's on top of my regular job, of course. Adding in the usual things that keep one busy in life means I've barely had time to come up for air.

However, I'm hoping that next week, before we go off for the long weekend, will be a little more relaxed. And I should have news soon of another sale, this one a collaboration, to one of my usual markets... (How's that for being cagey?)

On another note, thanks to a very, very good friend, gnomi and I now have passes to an early screening of Superman Returns, the only movie I have been figuratively dying to see this year. If I have time, I'll post a non-spoiler review next Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on when the blackout is lifted.

And, oh yeah, I ran into former governor Michael Dukakis on the T yesterday.

Copyright © Michael Burstein
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"The Clarion Call" Included in Podcast

Writer, podcaster, and Telltale founder Alex Wilson is about to attend the 2006 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop . In his latest podcast, Clarion My Wayward Son 1, he gives an introduction and overview of the program. The podcast includes his narration of my article The Clarion Call (first published in Mimosa 17, October 1995).

I really enjoyed listening to Alex's recitation. He makes the article come alive, and he captures the tenor of Howard Waldrop's voice perfectly.

Copyright © Michael Burstein