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    Lead Me On: Heart of Fame, Book 5
    Lexxie Couper

    Thanks to Deirdre Saoirse Moen for recommending this book. It’s not my usual fare but I was looking for material for structuring a romance plot. I asked Deirdre to point me toward some good examples from the genre. Looking to a romance novel seemed like a good place to get a start on the tropes of the form—both the ones to use and the ones to avoid.

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Most recent run/walk

The new math: 8.67 miles == 5 kilometers


I have three weekly items in my to-do list which set a rather low bar for my weekly mileage: first is to walk one mile, once per week. A few years ago my doctor prescribed this for me. He told me it was intentionally an easy goal so that I could commit to it and keep my commitment. I added a second recurring task to «walk or run at least two miles», and more recently I added «run at least three miles.» Six miles per week is a pretty poor training regimen, but it’s a minimum of three outings per week.


splicer's tweets

I know, a New England boy shouldn't complain about it getting down to 58°F. But it's 53° outside. The 58° measurement is in the living room. — 6 days 13 hours ago
I have a lot I ought to be doing, but it's hard to get up off the recliner when I can hear the rain on the roof and there's a cat on my lap. — 3 weeks 21 hours ago
Alameda CA. Our library's slogan: Bigger on the Inside. Across the street the police station has two weeping angels. weeks 5 days ago
Either I fell and broke my wrist while sleepwalking, or my carpal tunnel has taken things to the next level. Trackpad is going on the left. — 4 weeks 19 hours ago
Wow. Roxie is getting turducken for dinner. weeks 1 day ago
@billplein Yeah, I kind of meant that on a meta-"work" kind of level. — 1 month 3 days ago
We already knew Prohibition doesn't work. This takes it to a new level: month 3 days ago


Lexical geekery


Condition or fitness. Can be thought of as an analogue to mettle, but regarding functional rather than material qualities. Fettle is how something is made in contrast with mettle being what something is made from.

Found in the 25 January 2014 edition of The Economist.