Home from above. Way above.

The Kenai Fjords National Park from space.

image from wired.com

More national parks as seen from space here. Effing amazing.

I spent a lot of my childhood in the Kenai Fjords before it was a national park. I wrote about it in “The Gift,” an essay in Alaska Women Write.

Metaphysical Product Perfection.

Love Wired.com‘s product rating system.

Metaphysical Product Perfection, that’s what I’m going for, every time, even if I always feel like it’s A Complete Failure in Every Way.


The Cossack’s Bilbo Baggins

Kinda wishing I read Russian.

Read Bigthink’s map critique here. (Don’t worry, it’s in English.)

I dare you all, test your strength: Open a book.

bwo Letters of Note

A terrific letter from illustrator Chuck Jones to a class of students. “I found my first experience with Wile E. Coyote in a whole hilarious chapter about coyotes in a book called Roughing It by Mark Twain. I found the entire romantic personality of Pepe Le Pew in a book written by Kenneth Roberts, Captain Hook. I found bits and pieces of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and all the others in wonderful, exciting books,” he writes.

There’s your Storytelling 101, right there.

It all makes so much more sense now…

[From the stabenow.com vaults, first posted on a Book Review Monday.]

Some of you might wonder why I would post this on a book review day.

by Tom Gauld

And some of you might not…

(Love Tom Gauld.)