A Gray Cloud

Though it’s sunny and hot, today I feel like there’s a gray cloud over my head. I got an abrupt, rather rude email and that set things off.

I did have a nice morning, but I also am stuck and acutely aware of my not knowing my next step. Monday I had a very good interview and will have a second interview soon, but I’m so unsure of what I *should* do next so that ennui and the barbs in this ridiculous email have got me stuck. I woke up with lots of hope for today’s writing, but after reading this email I can’t think of much else.

Ah, we all have bad days. This too shall pass. This too shall pass. This too . . .




Unbound does sound like a terrific innovation. I wonder how it will play out. I can see how it’s easiest for an established author to cross over to this format. Now they’re limited to published authors. I would like to see this expand to unknowns.  I will keep my eye on this.

Stalking Horse

The term stalking horse comes up quite a bit in the Blagojevich trial. I hadn’t heard it before. Wikipedia defines it as:

A stalking horse is a person who tests a concept with someone or mounts a challenge against them on behalf of an anonymous third party. If the idea proves viable and/or popular, the anonymous figure can then declare their interest and advance the concept with little risk of failure. If the concept fails, the anonymous party will not be tainted by association and can either drop the idea completely or bide their time and wait until a better moment for launching an attack.

So now you know.

Paris, 2001


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