Summer in Oregon

The sky across the valley Originally uploaded by Katharine B. My parents live in Ashland, Oregon, a beautiful little town tucked into the pine fur of the Rogue Valley. I forget, when I’m away from here, how stunning it is to be walking down the street in the middle of town and see mountains all…

WFC 2006, in Austin: the unofficial guide

M. Thomas and I have put together an unofficial guide to Austin for those planning to attend World Fantasy in November. The WFC site has a small official guide to Austin for con-goers, but it’s focused almost entirely on the Arboretum, which is… well, it’s a mall. So: here’s a list of things to know,…

My hot weekend

Pedernales Originally uploaded by Katharine B. Things I saw at the Pedernales River: a water snake of undetermined species a tarantula, briefly captured by T. and his brothers more cardinals than I’ve ever seen in one location the skeletons of large fish trapped in potholes along the river small bleak towns near the park (Johnson…

briefly

Apologies for my absence this week; I’ve been working on writing and watching lots of movies, two important summer occupations. And I’m about to head off to Pedernales Falls State Park for a few days of camping (with a backpack full of sunscreen, bug spray, and Benadryl cream), so things will be quiet here through…