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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

@spaceplankton When you get finished figuring that out, will you "Like" yourself? — 1 week 5 days ago
I never get flu shots even though my doctor told me I should. But that's because I'm lazy, not because I've been misled by fake statistics. — 1 week 5 days ago
If you look at statistics and ignore causality, wearing a bulletproof vest increases your odds of being shot by several orders of magnitude. — 1 week 5 days ago
99.98% of all Americans won't die from the flu. Vaccine is 60% effective, so vaccination causes the flu. If that made sense just go away. — 1 week 5 days ago
@samphillips plus the Holland sauce and english muffin, right? — 2 weeks 1 day ago
I have to admit it freaks me out a little when I look down and see that my @kobo is "on". weeks 1 day ago
Disgusting how otherwise staunch supporters of copyright change their tune if the author has boobs. — 2 weeks 2 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. …go on, keep reading about Fettle