August 18, 2011
Okay, not just librarians. These are amazing. Similar to the Kilobots / I wrote about previously / the Swarmanoids work together to achieve a goal.
I’d like to see them doing housework, of course. And yardwork… I prefer human librarians.
What would you have them do?
April 25, 2011
/ To surrender or to cull /: how do we decide what we will or will not allow ourselves time to experience, explore, and savor?
Some sad but maybe true humor: what your editor might mean when he tells you / you’ve gotten it wrong /.
As per culling and surrendering above: / how to focus your writing /, keeping only what is necessary, but still creating as vividly as possible a real world or a real character:
I love this quote: “Each person who sits down to write faces not a blank page but his own vastly overfilled mind. The problem is to clear out most of what is in it, to fill huge plastic garbage bags with a confused jumble of things that have accreted there over the days, months, years of being alive and taking things in through the eyes and ears and heart.”