People who cease to believe in God or goodness altogether still believe in the devil. I don’t know why. No, I do indeed know why. Evil is always possible. And goodness is eternally difficult. – Anne Rice
Chief Justice Rehnquist died, which for many Americans probably doesn’t mean half as much as the suffering going on in the south, and that’s fine. Except, if nothing else, I hope that some people will take the time to read up on Rehnquist’s life. He was—in my opinion, anyway—a truly great man, with one of those rare and startling intellects that you respect, with reverence, no matter your politics or opinions on his decisions. He was not always popular, but he was well liked, and that’s a hard combination to pull off.
In other writing-related news, Scalzi will be editing Subterranean Magazine’s Spring 2006 issue, which is all about bustin’ those “Big Honkin’ Science Fiction Cliches” open like an overripe can of worms. Go forth! Read the guidelines. Write and be published.