Freedom without responsibility is fecklessness at best.

@ben @elliemars (Thank you both! I wrote those lines. It was the last episode I worked on.)

@Pixley Not that I've ever helped lure a student trip leader under a fire truck's raised bucket so the night shift firefighters could dump water on him.

@Pixley The letter says "fire station," so I'm thinking there's a 20% chance this is a joke letter from a joker who works on a team of pranksters. And Miss Manners notes the hoax angle herself.

From Gino 2015, Understanding Ordinary Unethical Behavior:

"A person’s moral behavior can be affected by the moral actions of just one other person. Gino et al. found that when an in-group member behaves unethically and the behavior is visible to others, people follow suit: they behave unethically themselves. Others’ behavior can influence our own even when the bond we share is quite labile or subtle. For instance, sharing the same birthday of a person who cheated leads us to cheat as well..."

"The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi" hits newsstands in the May/June issue of Asimov's today.

I'll be reading "Three Variations on a Theme of Imperial Attire" from New Suns at University Bookstore in Seattle on Thursday at 6, along with Alberto Yáñez and Nisi Shawl.

Always a relief to read a story you wrote over a year ago and discover that you like it. "The Doing and Undoing of Jacob E. Mwangi" is out in the May/June issue of Asimov's Magazine.

Utopia and video game development in a future Nairobi.

@eldang Very small house, goats, chickens, tomatoes, basil.

I was on KUOW today, discussing the Wing Luke exhibit, VR experience "Dark Shapes," and the short story it was based on, "The Wretched and the Beautiful," with Kelly Campelia and Michi Trota!

kuow.org/stories/the-aliens-ar

AWP appearances:

Friday 9am
Eco-Fabulism: Five Years Later

Saturday 10:30am
Women of Pacific Northwest Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Reading

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what fool called it BBC and not the english channel

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The Schmidt pain index is named after a guy named Justin Schmidt who went around stinging himself with every insect he could find and rating the pain.

He wrote a book about his experience with these 83 stinging insects called "The Sting of the Wild"

All I want is the sun and stars, I'm not asking for the moon here

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Oh no! Carmen Sandiego has stolen the concept of theft!

...wait, what were we upset about

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