mabfan (Michael A. Burstein) (mabfan) wrote,
mabfan (Michael A. Burstein)

Brief Personal Update

Folks who are reading my blog for discussions of writing probably noticed that I finally started up again with the Robert's Rules of Writing commentary. Things have become a little more relaxed now on the writing front, so I'm able to get back to those essays. This is not to say that I still don't have a deadline or two out there, plus some ongoing "on spec" projects, as always. But I'm feeling a little more able to tackle those writing essays yet again. So what's been going on in my life besides the usual?

Well, some of it I've already noted. Last month Nomi and I celebrated Passover with her family, and then we went to Ravencon and caught up with some of my family. Last week I was re-elected to Brookline Town Meeting, and I'm looking forward to our May session, which starts on Tuesday May 23rd. On Saturday, Analog announced that "Sanctuary" had won the AnLab in Novella.

But in other news: Next month I have a college reunion, and over the weekend I received the Class Anniversary Report, about which I'll have more to say later. By the end of summer, the book Boarding the Enterprise will be published, including my essay "We Find the One Quite Adequate: Religious Attitudes in Star Trek." Finally, thanks to the kindness of friends, Nomi and I are now plowing through the second season of Stargate SG-1. At this rate, we'll be caught up with current episodes in a few months. (I doubt we'll keep watching at this rate, though.)
Tags: harvard, jewish, personal, politics, writing

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