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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. …go on, keep reading about Guilty pleasure

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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. …go on, keep reading about The new math: 8.67 miles == 5 kilometers


splicer's tweets

@silvermink I'm really curious what news story this hullabaloo is supposed to be distracting us from. — 3 days 15 hours ago
Every time I hear a man claim that women are only attracted to jerks, I think, "if that's true, he must be very popular." — 3 days 16 hours ago
@silvermink …and Apple's SoI removal tool makes it so you can't ever change your mind. I was totally wrong. Still think it's effing stupid. — 3 days 16 hours ago
@silvermink And I'm lying. There is still an account option for "unhide previously purchased things that you've told us never to show you." — 3 days 16 hours ago
@silvermink it's right-click, delete. But on the general UX nightmare assertion, you'll get no argument from me. None. Zero. Fully agree. — 3 days 16 hours ago
@silvermink Two steps including checking "hide these songs in iCloud." Doesn't remove the traumatic memories though. days 16 hours ago
RT @laurabarcella: Breaking news: there's a woman ACTUALLY TALKING on a pay phone on the Upper East Side of Manhattan — 3 days 16 hours 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. …go on, keep reading about Fettle