Diane Duane

Oct 21

mel-men:

- Thirsty For Knowledge -

mel-men:

- Thirsty For Knowledge -

elinka:

Autumn
by   ALEXANDR

elinka:

Autumn

by   ALEXANDR

jimpatersonphotography:

Study - how little things change, September 2013.
(by jimpatersonphotography)

jimpatersonphotography:

Study - how little things change, September 2013.

(by jimpatersonphotography)

Oct 20

He’s the best thing ever

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He’s asleep in the chair by the downstairs front window right now.  (The pic is from earlier today; look at the sparkler our friends at Germaines stuck in the mousse cake, isn’t that crazed? They also played “Happy Birthday” at a volume that would have embarrassed a three-year-old.)

His waking/sleeping cycle has been off for days, due to work. Normally he’s the Owl of the Owl Springs Partnership: up all night writing, heads for bed when the sun rises. (We do find time to fraternize, believe me). He’s been trying to knock himself back onto more-or-less-dayshift for a few days now, knowing the birthday was coming and that he wanted to be conscious and useful during business hours.

We headed out this afternoon to do some errands in our shopping town, and after that raise a glass or two, and maybe have some dinner. This we did: Chinese appetizers for me and fried black pudding for him, then steak for me and Chinese shredded beef for him. Around 7:30ish, our ride came to bring us home.

Now Himself is snoring gently in my Comfy Chair, having turned on the documentary he wanted me to see (a thing about Hitler’s drug problems, useful in terms of general knowledge and the writing he’s doing at the moment, but otherwise the kind of thing that makes you keep covering your eyes and going ewwwwww. Seriously, I could have done without the bull semen).

Now that he’s asleep I can very quietly type what I suspect a lot of you know. He knows it at some level, but (I think) doesn’t often say it to himself because he knows it’s true, and no more needs cognitive reinforcement than most of us would need to remind ourselves that the sun comes up.

God, how I love this man. How glad I am he was born. This world would be nothing much without him. And the joke (for it is one, one that I share with you) is that if I wrote this and put it in a card under his pillow, he might not notice it, because when he falls in the bed after the end of a writing session he’s wrecked, when he gets up he’s intent on the shower, and it’s not his turn to change the sheets this week. But if I put it here, he’ll find it.

Best friend, colleague, partner, sounding board, ever-sound editor and eagle-eyed proofreader, lodestone to my moral compass, irrepressible loon and dingbat, magnificent lover, endlessly revelatory pillow-partner, late-night confidant, cuddle-bunny, gadfly, Jiminy Cricket, critic and assessor, fellow fan of fellow writers, connoisseur of airports and railway stations, of fragrances, wines and cuisines, chef and cook (depending on circumstances), fellow tourist, co-storyteller and raconteur; where would I be without you?

NOWHERE MUCH. The last twenty-five years of creativity, and more, have you at their base.

"Happy birthday, you thing from another world you."

whitebeltwriter:

leslieknope-s:

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This needs more notes


Well, an arrow directly from “are you married to her? — Yes” to “doesn’t owe you anythng” might be useful. (eyeroll)

whitebeltwriter:

leslieknope-s:

[x]

This needs more notes

Well, an arrow directly from “are you married to her? — Yes” to “doesn’t owe you anythng” might be useful. (eyeroll)

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Today’s irresistible directive

"If you are a happy owner of a huge penis, just delete this message, Diane Duane…"

(snort)

"Ownership" is such a slippery concept.

attn: petermorwood

:)))))))))))))

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Ammonite Fossil, Placenticeras meeki, Late Cretaceous - Bearpaw Formation, St. Mary’s River, Alberta, Canada

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Ammonite Fossil, Placenticeras meeki, Late Cretaceous - Bearpaw Formation, St. Mary’s River, Alberta, Canada

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Happy birthday, @petermorwood! 

I LOVE YOU. :)

Happy birthday, @petermorwood!

I LOVE YOU. :)

maria-ruta:

dragibuz:

Harfang Style.

Woah!
*o*

maria-ruta:

dragibuz:

Harfang Style.

Woah!

*o*

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Sepia Moon by *Sherry* on Flickr.

Sepia Moon by *Sherry* on Flickr.

Sepia by fullofbliss on Flickr.

Sepia by fullofbliss on Flickr.

SePia by *suika * on Flickr.

SePia by *suika * on Flickr.

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Oct 19

Intimidad en Sepia   ///   Sepia Intimacy by Walimai.photo on Flickr.

Intimidad en Sepia /// Sepia Intimacy by Walimai.photo on Flickr.

My world in sepia by Caty V. mazarias antoranz on Flickr.

My world in sepia by Caty V. mazarias antoranz on Flickr.