The Birthday of the World and Other Stories

First, with respect to other stories - the Pew Internet & American Life Project has released a report entitled Bloggers: A portrait of the internet's new storytellers. See http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/186/report_display.asp for the details.

Second, the title of this post refers to the Ursula K. LeGuin book, from which I culled this delightful quote:
"On the ship, later, I learned that people who live in artificially complicated situations call such a life 'simple.' I never knew anybody, anywhere I have been, who found life simple. I think a life or a time looks simple when you leave out the details, the way a planet looks smooth, from orbit." (Solitude)

As if that weren't enough to captivate me, I tripped across Margaret Atwood's (another perennial favorite) review of LeGuin's book at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/15677.

Ah what a wonderful dirtball this is!

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