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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

I am deeply troubled whenever I hand-wash an item and can't see the bottom of the sink after it's been soaking. — 20 hours 31 min ago
It's once again time for me to sit on hold and (probably not) find out why my prescription copays tripled without warning. — 1 day 22 hours ago
Because Roxie doesn't to go Starbucks days 20 hours ago
Right. Because "I wish daddy gambled more" said no child ever. days 22 hours ago
@deirdresm Well, you see, you have to understand that "mansplaining" is when… no, sorry, I can't finish that sentence even as a joke. — 4 days 20 hours ago
@carcarmartines Either way a winning scenario, but… you're right. I'm in trouble if I don't get this stuff finished. — 4 days 20 hours ago
@carcarmartines So. Not. Cool. Would love to but the best I can offer today is to use a coffeeshop as remote office. Not quite hanging out. — 4 days 20 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