Thursday, June 28, 10:12 CDT

Usenet. An all consuming mass into which my time and attention hurtle as into the event horizon of some textual black hole. And I just lurk. How does anyone actually participate actively and do *anything* else with their life?

Read Fire on the Mountain, a novel told from the perspective of a kid staying with his grandfather in New Mexico, as the grandfather refuses to turn over his ranch for inclusion in the White Sands missile range. Politics aside (and the government/military are evil meddling bastards view might just be a tad oversimplified), it's well written. Conveys a good sense of place and time.